Bell's Liquid Paraffin BP - 150ml

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Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
Laura Henderson
Medical Content Writer
06/08/2021
05/08/2023
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan
CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
20/09/2021

What is Bell's Liquid Paraffin?

Bell's Liquid Paraffin is a temporary relief for constipation that can help to make your bowel movements easier. Ideal for those suffering from constipation and find that their stools are hard, dry, or very large. Bell's Liquid Paraffin helps to soften your poo, making your trip to the toilet much easier.

 

Why do I have constipation?

Constipation is a common problem that many people face and it can be caused by many different things. If you haven’t had a poo at least 3 times in one week or find that your poo is difficult to push out, dry, hard, or larger than usual you could be constipated. Some of the most common causes of constipation include:

  • Not eating enough fibre – found in fruits, vegetables, and cereals
  • A change in your diet
  • Dehydration
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Ignoring the urge to go to the bathroom
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Side effects of your medication
  • Pregnancy or giving birth
  • Other underlying medical conditions

 

How will this product help to relieve my constipation?

Bell's Liquid Paraffin contains nothing but 100% liquid paraffin, which is a commonly used faecal softener. This means that this product will help to hydrate and soften your poo, making it easier to pass when you go to the toilet.

 

How to use Bell's Liquid Paraffin

For adults, the elderly, and children over the age of 12, take 2 – 6 x 5ml spoonfuls of Bell's Liquid Paraffin. This will form a total of 10 – 30ml of his medicine. For children between the ages of 3 – 12, take 1 – 4 x 5ml spoonfuls, a total of 5 – 20ml of Bell's Liquid Paraffin. Take these doses when required.

 

When should Bell's Liquid Paraffin not be used?

Bell's Liquid Paraffin is not suitable for use by children under the age of 3. Do not use this product if you are allergic to liquid paraffin. Do not use this product for long periods of time. If you have persistent abdominal pain or have a condition that makes swallowing difficult, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

 

Does this product have any side effects?

Like all medicines, Bell's Liquid Paraffin can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. If you use this product for a prolonged period of time, it can cause anal irritation, inflammation and formation of lumps. Accidentally breathing in this product can cause congestion in your lungs. If you experience these or any other side effects while using Bell's Liquid Paraffin, speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the For more information, see the MHRA's Yellow Card Scheme.

 

Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product? 

You do not need a prescription for Bell's Liquid Paraffin, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Bell's is the best choice for you.

Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

Bell's Liquid Paraffin BP - 150ml Reviews

By Beatrice Elena Voroneanu,
December 20, 2022
It dies what it says.
By customer,
October 20, 2022
Good product ,tasteless and works
By Barrie Woods,
October 11, 2022
A difficult product to source, but necessary for disabled sufferers such as myself. An old-fashioned remedy that has stood the passage of time.
By MrsGlenysHolland,
October 06, 2022
I have already posted a review
By Customer Alfred Blair-Smart,
May 17, 2022
I used to use liquid paraffin years ago but haven't seen it on chemists's shelves for some time. It is ideal for occasional use as a lubricant if you are constipated or as I am, suffering from bleeding piles and taking it sometime during the day certainly eases the problem.

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