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Castor oil

Contributor(s): Lauren Trepanier

Introduction

Name

  • Castor oil.

Class of drug

  • Irritant purgative.

Description

Physical properties

  • Pale yellow.
  • Viscous oil.

Storage requirements

  • Store away from excessive heat.

Uses

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Indications

  • To induce defecation.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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