A 42-year-old member asked:
is lactulose a stool softener or a laxative?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Lactulose: Lactulose is a synthetic sugar laxative used to treat constipation -- also to treat buildup of ammonia in patients with liver failure. They can become very ill and confused --even obtunded -- when these waste products build up.
Last updated Dec 16, 2018
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