Product Information

Registration Status: Active

FLEET READY-TO-USE MINERAL OIL ENEMA is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2004-08-06. It is marketed by EURO ASIA MEDICO PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN12552P.

This product contains Mineral Oil 100% w/w in the form of ENEMA. It is approved for RECTAL use.

This product is manufactured by CB FLEET CO INCORPORATED in UNITED STATES.

It is an Over-the-counter Medicine that can be freely obtained from any retailer

Mineral Oil


Mineral oil, or paraffin oil, is a mixture of higher alkanes from a mineral source, such as petroleum. Petroleum mineral oil is manufactured from crude oils by vacuum distillation to produce several distillates and a residual oil that are then further refined. During the modern refining process, aromatics are reduced by solvent extraction, catalytic hydrotreating, or hydrocracking. Unrefined or mildly treated mineral oils are classified as Group 3 carcinogens by the World Health Organizations, as chronic exposure to these aromatics including alkylated polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC) can lead to skin cancer. Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics to treat and prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations. It is also used as a mild laxative for human or veterinary uses.


Mineral oil is not considered an active pharmacological ingredient in pharmaceutical preparations and so has no official indication. It is typically present in topical formulations as an emollient and occlusive agent [T182].

Mechanism of Action

Mineral oil sits on the surface of the skin and in spaces between cells and provides a hydrophobic barrier [T182]. This barrier prevents trans-epidermal water loss to trap water in the skin. Overall this leads to greater hydration, flexibility, and softness of the stratum corneum.

Active Ingredient/Synonyms

Food Grade Mineral Oil | Heavy Liquid Petrolatum | Heavy mineral oil | Liquid Paraffin | Liquid Petrolatum | Mineral Oil (high Viscosity) | Mineral Oil, Heavy | Paraffin Oil | Paraffin, Liquid | Paraffinum Liquidum | Petrolatum, Liquid | White Mineral Oil | Mineral oil |

Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.


  1. Health Science Authority of Singapore - Reclassified POM
  2. Drugbank