The latex free FLEET® Mineral Oil Enema unit, with a 2-inch, pre-lubricated Comfortip®, delivers 118 mL of mineral oil USP in a ready-to-use squeeze bottle. FLEET® Mineral Oil Enema is sodium free. Disposable after single use.
FLEET® Mineral Oil Enema serves to soften and lubricate hard stools, easing their passage without irritating the mucosa. Results approximate a normal bowel movement in that only the rectum, sigmoid, and part or all of the descending colon are evacuated. Indicated for relief of fecal impaction; valuable in relief of occasional constipation when straining must be avoided (in hypertension, coronary occlusion, proctologic procedures, postoperative care); for removal of barium sulfate residues from the colon after barium administration for GI series or outlining the left atrium; to obtain the laxative benefits of mineral oil while avoiding possible untoward effects of oral administration such as (1) interference with intestinal absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and other nutrients (2) danger of systemic absorption (3) possible risk of lipid pneumonia due to aspiration. Generally effective in 2 to 15 minutes.
Do not use laxative products when nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain is present unless directed by a physician. If you notice a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks, consult a physician before using a laxative. Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative may indicate a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult a physician. Laxative products should not be used longer than 1 week unless directed by a physician. As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose or ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
DO NOT ADMINISTER TO CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OF AGE.
Dosage: Adults and Children 12 years of age and over--one 4.5 fl. oz. bottle (118 mL delivered dose) in a single daily dose. Children 2 to under 12 years of age-- ½ bottle (59 mL delivered dose) in a single daily dose.
REMOVE ORANGE PROTECTIVE SHIELD FROM TIP BEFORE INSERTING.
Preferred position: Lie on left side with knee slightly bent and the right leg drawn up, or knee-chest position.
Diaphragm at base of tube prevents accidental leakage and assures controlled flow of the enema solution. May be used at room temperature. For more thorough cleansing, follow with regular FLEET® Enema-- according to dosage instructions contained in PDR.
FLEET® Mineral Oil Enema should not be used in children under 2 years of age and should be used with caution in children of any age. Careful consideration of the use of enemas in general in children is recommended.
Proper and safe use of FLEET® Mineral Oil Enema also requires that the product be administered according to the Directions. Health care professionals should remember, when administering the product, to gently insert the enema into the rectum with the tip pointing toward the naval. Insertion may be made easier by having the patient bear down as they would in having a bowel movement. Care during insertion is necessary due to lack of sensory innervation of the rectum and due to possibility of bowel perforation. Once inserted, squeeze the bottle until nearly all the liquid is expelled. If resistance is encountered on insertion of the nozzle or in administering the solution, the procedure should be discontinued. Forcing the enema can result in perforation and/or abrasion of the rectum.
FLEET® Mineral Oil Enema is supplied in 4.5 fl.oz. (133 mL) ready-to-use squeeze bottle.