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Lactulose Solution is a class of laxatives, this solution works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass. It also comes as a rectal solution but this form is only given as an enema by a healthcare provider. Lactulose Solution is used in constipation and hepatic encephalopathy and may also be used to treat and prevent complications of liver disease. This syrup is stored in a cool and dry place away from sunlight and take proper precautions.

If you are intolerant to this medicine or unable to digest it, are lactose intolerant, or have diabetes, or irritable bowel syndrome then consult your doctor. To improve the taste, you may mix it into fruit juice, water, milk, or a soft dessert. The goal is to have 2-3 soft stools each day

Uses of Lactulose Solution

This syrup is used to treat hepatic encephalopathy and it works by reducing the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease. It works by drawing ammonia from the blood into the colon, thereby facilitating the removal of toxins from the body.

Possible Side Effects of This Suspension

There is a rare chance of any side effects of medicine but for some patients, it might cause the following symptoms. They will go with time but if resist going away then inform your healthcare consultant-

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence

Directions For Use

  • Shake the bottle well and take the prescribed dose/quantity by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks.

Safety Precautions for Lactulose Solution

  • Before using Lactulose Solution talk with your doctor if you are having any allergies or some other medications.
  • Take its recommended doses only do not exceed the limit for better safety.
  • The patient should inform the doctor if they are using any other medication.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What if an overdose is experienced from this medicine?

There is no need to worry if someone forgets a dose of lactulose solution, just take the next dose at the normal time. Do not overdose and follow the prescribed dose next time.

Is it okay to take this medication every day?

It is advised to take this syrup according to the doctor’s advice. You may also take it for as long as constipation lasts, which may be up to a week. And for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, the treatment may be longer, even several months.

Can someone take other laxatives along with this suspension?

One dose is sufficient but your doctor may advise you to take one more according to your health condition.

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