LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid)

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How to take this medication

My grandfather was given Lactulose Solution 30 mls oral in a bottle, but was not given instructions on how much he needed to take. He has a bad need to go to the bathroom but doesnt know how much of the medicine he needs to take. I just would like to ...
by Georgina Howe in emmett, id, 06/09/2007

LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) Drug and Prescription Information

LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid)

LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) Medication Classification

LACTULOSE (By mouth)

LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) Brandname

Kristalose, Generlac, Constulose, Enulose, Cholac, Constilac

LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) is used for the Treatment

Lactulose (LAK-tyoo-lose) Treats constipation. Also treats problems caused by liver disease.

When To Not Use LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid)

Avoid using lactulose if you are following a lactose-free diet.

How Should You Use LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • To make this medicine taste better, you may mix it with about one-half glass of water, milk, or fruit juice.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If you do not remember the missed dose until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) Storage

Store LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Your doctor may tell you to change your diet to include whole grains, bran, fruit, and green leafy vegetables.
  • It is best to avoid certain types of antacids, such as Maalox® or Mylanta®. Check with your doctor or pharmacist.

LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • When you first take lactulose, it may take 24 to 48 hours before you have a normal bowel movement.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes before taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows you are taking lactulose if you have any medical tests or surgery on your colon or rectum.

LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe or non-stop diarrhea
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Vomiting
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Gas or burping
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

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LACTULOSE (Oral) (Liquid)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *


Irina, Irina - 01/14/2014

You are taking such good care of Lynn, Denis. I coannt believe you pulled off such a successful 10k after a stressful visit to the hospital the night before and roughly hours of sleep. Well done! Hugs to Lynn.