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What is Lactulose Syrup?
Lactulose Syrup is a laxative. The active ingredient, lactulose, is converted to natural acids (lactic acid, acetic acid) in the intestine. These acids attract water to the intestine and stimulate the intestinal wall, thereby increasing the volume and softness of stool and making it easier to pass. Lactulose Syrup is not habit forming and is therefore suitable for long-term use.
What is it used for?
Lactulose Syrup is prescribed in patients with occasional or chronic constipation (bowel obstruction) when other non-pharmacological options, such as a high-fiber diet, increased fluid intake and more exercise have failed or cannot be initiated.
How to use Lactulose Syrup
The best time of the day to take Lactulose Syrup is in the morning at breakfast. Fill the dosage beaker with the prescribed quantity and swallow immediately. If desired, the syrup can be mixed with some water or juice. Continue taking it as long as the constipation lasts or according to your doctor’s instructions. Lactulose Syrup attracts water in the intestine. It is important to drink plenty (1.5 to 2 liters) during the day. Neglecting the intake of extra fluids can cause the constipation to become worse.
Lactulose Syrup is available in 500 ml bottles. Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual dose for adults and children aged 14 and above is:
- 15 to 45 ml a day, in one dose or spread out over the day.
For children under the age of 14 the appropriate dose is determined by a doctor. The duration of the treatment is decided by the doctor. Before you start using Lactulose Syrup, be sure to read the package leaflet. It is important not to exceed the prescribed dose.
Lactulose Syrup may cause side effects. Possible side effects include:
- Gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomach ache, bloating, nausea and flatulence. These symptoms generally disappear after some time.
- Too high a dose may cause diarrhea. Ask your doctor to adjust the dosage if you experience this side effect.
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
Lactulose Syrup is safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. It is, however, advisable to inform the doctor that you are taking it.
Lactulose Syrup does not affect your ability to react.
There are no known interactions between alcohol or specific foods and Lactulose Syrup.