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Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects.... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Brand name: Constulose is a brand name for lactulose, a non-absorbed synthetic sugar that is used to rid the body of excess ammonium in people with cirrhosis (sev... Read More
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Constulose is a brand name for generic laculose. See https://www.rxlist.com/constulose-drug.htm
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Low complex carbs : Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo) can have multiple causes, is excessive bacterial count in the small intestine. Can be associated with ove... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Lactulose safety: Unless you are a diabetic lactulose is a safe medication, however, like anything else if you are taking too much, especially if not necessary( having ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 29 years experience
Bloating: Abdominal bloating, cramps and loose bowel movements. Some patients do not like the sweet taste.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Non-digestible sugar: Lactulose is a non-digestible sugar. When ingested, it is metabolized by normal colon bacteria into small fatty acids, acetic acid, & lactic acid. The... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Brenneman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Lactulose will help soften hard stools which is a better definition of constipation in babies than frequency of stools.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Hepatology
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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