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A 34-year-old female asked:

Hii dr.. 6months pregnant with severe constipation & gastritis. doctor suggested to take lactihep syrup everyday at bed time 45ml. is it fine to take this lactulose syrup daily in pregnancy? will it not harm the baby or causes preterm delivery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
To reach baby and interfere with pregnancy a drug/agent must enter your blood & travel through the placenta to baby. The agent mentioned is not absorbed into the blood is a significant amount and is considered one of the safest agents for constipation in pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2021

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