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lactulose 10 mg

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Lactulose: From wikipedia: lactulose (/ˈlæktjʉloʊz/) is a synthetic, non-digestible sugar used in the treatment of chronic constipation[1] and hepatic encephalop ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
A very syrupy, BIG: Gun laxative. At is a complex, non-absorable sugar as described by dr. Kopes-kerr, but I use it in patients with bad, multiple day no bm constipation ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: For constipation every 12-24 hours apart. For encephalopathy associated with liver function then it's every 6-8 hours. You can always call the presc ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Low toxicity: Lactulose is one of the safest of all medicines. Take the dose your physician recommends, or if you are determined to experiment, until you can't sta ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Rahimi
9 years experience Hepatology
I agree however: I agree with the previous answer, since most people taking lactulose stop taking it for that day, after having more than 3 bowel movements in 1 day, h ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Not really: However lactulose can be given orally or rectally as a retention enema.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: The usual dose of lactulose is 30 ml three times a day... Talk to your prescribing Dr. Do not panic, it is not an emergency
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Brenneman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Lactulose will help soften hard stools which is a better definition of constipation in babies than frequency of stools.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Cirillo
Specializes in Gastroenterology
GI evaluation: Laxative abuse can cause many problems . Patient should be seen by a Gastroenterologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
For confusion: Alcoholics, who develop cirrhosis can have "encephalopathy", which is predominantly due to high ammonia. This can cause several symptoms, such as forg ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Yes its bad: Its rare for lactulose not to be effective, if dosed properly. Regardless, 10 days without a bm needs to be evaluated by a medical doctor asap before ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
33 years experience Family Medicine
Gi: This is used for a variety of conditions but can cause nausea/bloating/vomiting/severe diarrhea/intestinal cramps and abdominal distention, as well as ... Read More
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