A 39-year-old member asked:
how long can lactulose work for a person with end-stage liver cirrhosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Horacio Capote answered
Specializes in Psychiatry
Very Long: People can use this treatment for the long term.
Answered on Mar 5, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Ricker answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Every patient follows the same path in end stage liver disease, the issue is the timing. Eventually, the lactulose might not be enough to treat hepatic encephalopathy and other measures may need to be considered such as rifaximin.
Answered on Jul 5, 2019
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