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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2006 Nov;45(9):856-8.

The safety of mineral oil in the treatment of constipation--a lesson from prolonged overdose.

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Department of Pediatrics, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Abstract

There have been concerns regarding the interference in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in long-term treatment with mineral oil; however, there is no clear evidence in the literature to support this claim. We present a case report illustrating the effect of prolonged (5 months) large doses of mineral oil on the fat-soluble vitamin absorption in a 17-year-old girl.

PMID:
17041175
DOI:
10.1177/0009922806295285
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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