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I have had problems with dryness of stool and have been prescribed (lactulose) has this got any long term effects on the digestive system i.e will I become dependent on it long term.also will it take over the running of the system that does that kind ...
by john leonard in scotland, 03/25/2006
My 12 yr. old feline was determined constipated and prescribed lactulose solution on 5/10/08. She is now hiding under the bed all day and night and will not eat or drink. Can the medication be causing this behavior? She also is urina...
by cookie graff in The Villages, Florida, 05/13/2008
Hello, I am wondering about the effects of long term use of lactulose. My son was prescribed it for long term taking it twice a day, but he was suffering a lot of diahorrea. He was taken off lactulose by the doctor now he is getting a lot of pain...
by KERRY MELVIN in WALES, UK, 11/20/2006
Is there a dosage recommendation for end stage hepatic disease due to cirrhosis?
by greg la mar jr. in Temecula, CA., 09/25/2006
What effect does lactulose have on persons following the Atkins diet plan? Is lactulose a sugar? How many calories are there in a 30 mg dose? Thanks.
by p, 03/22/2006
Classification: Ammonia detoxicant, laxative
Action/Kinetics: A disaccharide containing both lactose and galactose; causes a decrease in the blood concentration of ammonia in clients suffering from portal-systemic encephalopathy. Due to bacteria-induced degradation of lactulose in the colon, resulting in an acid medium. Ammonia will then migrate from the blood to the colon to form ammonium ion, which is trapped and cannot be absorbed. A laxative action due to increased osmotic pressure from lactic, formic, and acetic acids then expels the trapped ammonium. The decrease in blood ammonia concentration improves the mental state, EEG tracing, and diet protein tolerance of clients. The increased osmotic pressure also results in a laxative effect, which may take up to 24 hr. Partly absorbed from the GI tract. Onset: 24-48 hr.
Uses: Prevention and treatment of portal-systemic encephalopathy, including hepatic and prehepatic coma (Cephylac, Cholac, Enulose, Evalose, Heptalac are used). Chronic constipation (Chronulac, Constilac, Duphalac are used).
Contraindications: Clients on galactose-restricted diets.
Special Concerns: Safe use during lactation and in children has not been established. Infants who have been given lactulose have developed hyponatremia and dehydration. Use with caution in presence of diabetes mellitus.
Side Effects: GI: N&V, diarrhea, cramps, flatulence, gaseous distention, belching.
How Supplied: Oral Solution: 10g/15 mL ; Syrup: 10 g/15 mL