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Last Updated : Jun 2018

General Information on Lactulose

Generic Name : Lactulose

Pronunciation : Lakh-too-ul-lose

Latest prescription information about Lactulose. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Gastrointestinal Products

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lactulose

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 to 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.

Last Updated : Jun 2018
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