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A 28-year-old male asked:

Hoe many hours apart to take my lactulose?

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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 prescribing doctor for further questions.

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Valley, Alabama
A 28-year-old male asked:

How many hours apart should lactulose 15ml be taking I'm taking 30ml a day?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Depends why taking: If lactulose is being used to soften stool or lower ammonia level, then twice daily (near breakfast and near dinner) would minimize diarrhea risk. Single doses can be up to 90-120ml, so dose size not a concern.

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