Lactulose Syrup Liquid Lactose Laxative Solution
Lactulose Syrup (Comparable to Kristalose) is a laxative derived from lactose. It helps to treat chronic constipation and to treat or prevent hepatic encephalopathy or coma. These are brain disorders that result from liver disease.
Lactulose is useful as a laxative in the treatment of chronic constipation in adults and geriatric patients. The drug has been used in the treatment of chronic constipation in children; however, the manufacturers state that safety and efficacy of lactulose for the treatment of chronic constipation in children have not been established. Lactulose has also been used to restore regular bowel movements in hemorrhoidectomy patients. Following a barium meal examination, the drug has been used to induce bowel evacuation in geriatric patients with colonic retention of barium and severe constipation. Although lactulose is effective in the treatment of chronic constipation, its superiority to conventional laxatives has not been established.
Lactulose is used as an adjunct to protein restriction and supportive therapy for the prevention and treatment of portal-systemic encephalopathy (PSE) including hepatic pre-coma and coma. Lactulose has been useful in the management of PSE resulting from surgical portacaval shunts or from chronic hepatic diseases such as cirrhosis. In patients with PSE, lactulose therapy reduces the blood ammonia concentration and this is usually accompanied by substantial improvement in the mental state of the patient and improved EEG tracings. Many patients are able to tolerate increased dietary protein during lactulose therapy. The drug does not, however, alter the course of the underlying liver disease. Therefore, use of lactulose in the treatment of PSE does not obviate treatment of underlying liver disease, nor preclude other measures used in the treatment of PSE.
Active Ingredients: Lactulose 10 g (and less than 1.6g galactose, less than 1.2g lactose, and 1.2g or less of other sugars).
Storage: Store at controlled room temperature 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F). Do not freeze.
Size: 473 mL (16 Fluid Ounces)
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