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How much castor oil should you take to relieve constipation?

Castor oil is used to treat constipation. It may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery. Castor oil is known as a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication on an empty stomach. Measure the dose carefully using a special measuring device/cup. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.