Lactulose - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Lactulose

Generic Name : Lactulose
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Lactulose are provided here.

Pronunciation : Lakh-too-ul-lose

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Lactulose, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Gastrointestinal Products

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lactulose

India :

International :

Cholac, Constilac, Constulose, Enulose, Evalose, Generlac, Heptalac, Kristalose

Why is Lactulose Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a purgative and laxative, prescribed for chronic constipation. It works by drawing ammonia from the blood into the colon where it is removed from the body.

When should Lactulose not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who require a low galactose diet and intestinal obstruction.

What is the dosage of Lactulose?

Adult: The usual adult, oral dosage is 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls (30 to 45 mL, containing 20 g to 30 g of lactulose) three or four times daily.

How should Lactulose be taken?

It comes as a powder to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lactulose?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes or who require a low-lactose diet, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Lactulose?

Gastrointestinal - Flatulence, belching and abdominal discomfort.

What are the other precautions for Lactulose?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Lactulose?

Store it at room temperature. Keep it away from sunlight and moisture.

Lactulose: Drug Used to Treat Constipation and as a Stool Softener for Piles or Hemorrhoids