Liquid paraffin is a laxative used for the treatment of constipation. Liquid paraffin can also be found in some eye preparations and used as a tear substitute in keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye syndrome). Paraffin can also be prescribed in a paste form which is used to control ‘fur balls’ in cats.
I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?
All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Potential side effects may include diarrhoea. If your pet displays any side effects contact your vets immediately.
Possible drug interactions
Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. In this case, your vet will monitor your pet closely and may vary the dose of medication accordingly. If you notice any unusual reactions contact your vets immediately.