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A 56-year-old male asked:

what is recommended dose and treatment duration of ratio- lactulose (667mg/ml) for 6 years & 18 kg girl suffering from severe constipation?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Lactulose: The dosage is on the bottle. But: Total daily dose is 40-90 ml per day dived into 3 doses. You can start low-15 ml 3 times daily and then increase until you get desired results.

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