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Castor Oil

    DEA Class; OTC

    Common Brand Names; Fleet Castor Oil, Emulsoil

    • Laxatives, Other

    Irritant/stimulant laxative

    Indicated for treatment of

    • Constipation
    • Colonic Evacuation

    Hypersensitivity, GI obstruction or perforation, severe impaction, symptoms of appendicitis or acute surgical abdomen, ulcerative colitis, rectal fissures

    • Dizziness
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Electrolyte disturbance
    • Hypotension
    • Pelvic congestion

    Avoid in pregnancy; can induce premature labor

    Pregnancy Category: N/A

    Lactation: Safe


    15-60 mL PO once

    Colonic Evacuation

    15-60 mL PO once, 16 hours before procedure

    Castor oil

    oral solution

    • 100%