What is Castor Oil, USP?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Castor oil pack

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Castor Oil is used as a laxative and an emollient. It is used in preparation for rectal or bowel examination or surgery; rarely used to relieve constipation. It may also be applied to the skin as emollient and protectant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bowel irritability 3 4
Constipation 2 0
Support circulatory health 2 1
Abdominal pain 1 0
Cold sensation in lower leg(s) 1 1
Incomplete bowel movements 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Castor Oil, USP

Side effect Patients
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Castor Oil, USP

Dosage Patients
1 app m,w,f 1
1tsp. as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Castor Oil, USP

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Castor Oil, USP

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Castor Oil, USP

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3
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