Lactulose Solution – 500ml


Lactulose Solution is a natural laxative and works by softening stools and promoting their movement through the bowel.


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Lactulose is a laxative. It makes the stool softer and easier to pass, by drawing water into the bowel. It is not absorbed into your body.
It is used to treat:
• constipation (infrequent bowel movements, hard and dry stools) • hepatic encephalopathy (a liver disease causing confusion, tremor, decreased level of consciousness including coma). This is also known as a ‘hepatic coma’.

Each 5ml spoonful of Lactulose Solution contains:

3.35g of lactulose.
Other ingredients: lactose and galactose.

The active ingredient in Lactulose Solution is lactulose. Each 5ml of Lactulose Solution contains 3.35g of lactulose.
Lactulose Solution does not contain any other ingredients. However, it may contain small amounts of other sugars, such as lactose, galactose, epilactose and fructose.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects have been reported:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
• diarrhoea.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• flatulence (wind)
• nausea (feeling sick)
• vomiting
• abdominal pain.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• electrolyte imbalance due to diarrhoea.
Flatulence may occur during the first few days of treatment. As a rule it disappears after a few days. When dosages higher than instructed are used, abdominal pain and diarrhoea may occur. In such a case the dosage should be decreased.
If you use high doses (normally only associated with hepatic encephalopathy, (HE)) for an extended period of time, you may experience an electrolyte imbalance due to diarrhoea.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lactulose Solution if you suffer from any medical conditions or illnesses, in particular:
• if you suffer from unexplained tummy ache
• if you are unable to digest milk sugar (lactose intolerant)
• if you have diabetes.
If you have diabetes and are treated for hepatic encephalopathy, your dose of Lactulose Solution will be higher. This high dose contains a large amount of sugar. Therefore, you may need to adjust the dose of your anti-diabetic medicine.
Chronic use of unadjusted dosages (exceeding 2-3 soft stools per day) or misuse can lead to diarrhoea and disturbance of the electrolyte balance.

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