King of the Arcade
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Hehe, I found out why it is in pharmacys... brace yourselves!
Liquid Paraffin acts by softening and lubricating the faeces. The faeces can then move more easily through the bowel. By doing this it relieves constipation and reduces the pain of some conditions such as piles (haemorrhoids).
It is not as good as some of the other medicines for the same problems as the liquid paraffin can sometimes cause anal leakage (liquid paraffin leaking from the bottom).