Castor oil is a herbal preparation with a laxative effect.
Release form and composition
Castor oil is produced in the forms:
- Capsules of 0.5 g and 1 g; on 10 pieces in blisters, 10 blisters in a box;
- Oil for oral and external use; in vials or bottles of 15 ml, 25 ml, 30 ml, 40 ml, 50 ml, 60 ml, 70 ml, 80 ml, 100 ml, 250 ml.
The active substance is a fatty oil obtained by pressing followed by purification from the seeds of a cultivated castor plant (Ricinus communis L.).
Indications for use
Indications for use of castor oil inside (oil, capsules) are constipation.
Externally, the drug is used to treat wounds, burns, ulcers, with dry skin, dandruff, as well as to strengthen the hair.
Contraindications to the intake of Castor oil inside are:
- Syndrome "acute" abdomen;
- Poisoning with male fern extract, fat-soluble substances (benzene, phosphorus, etc.);
Dosing and Administration
Inside adults, the drug is prescribed for 15-30 g, for children - 5-15 g.
With prolonged ingestion may develop intestinal atony.
As a laxative, castor oil can be taken no more than 3 days.
Information about the interaction with other drugs is missing.
Terms and conditions of storage
Store in a dark, cool, dry, out of reach of children.
The shelf life of the drug in the form of capsules is 2 years, oils are 5 years.