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.
Contraindicated in patients who require a low galactose diet and intestinal obstruction.
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.
It comes as a powder to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes or who require a low-lactose diet, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Gastrointestinal : Flatulence, belching and abdominal discomfort.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature. Keep it away from sunlight and moisture.
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