A 21-year-old male asked:
i take lactulose and miralax daily for severe constipation. it started causing diarreah but my doc said that's okay. is that safe? lactic acidosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Christopher Cirino answered
23 years experience Infectious Disease
It is okay: Lactulose is safe if taken as written in the guidelines - 15-30ml - once to twice daily (60ml/day). It is a rare cause of metabolic acidosis when taken in overdose.
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
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