Fleet Mineral Oil Enema is a lubricant laxative that coats the fecal contents to prevent water from being absorbed out of the stool. When too much water is absorbed out of the stool, it can become very hard and difficult to pass. Mineral oil is ideal for individuals who need to avoid straining, for example, those recovering from surgery or childbirth, or those suffering from hemorrhoids. Bowel movement generally occurs in 2 to 15 minutes. In addition, Fleet Mineral Oil Enema is sodium-free and latex-free.