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How long can lactulose work for a person with end-stage liver cirrhosis?

How long can lactulose work for a person with end-stage liver cirrhosis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Is bad bloating a common side effect of just starting taking lactulose solution and Metamucil? How long will this it last?

Is bad bloating a common side effect of just starting taking lactulose solution and Metamucil? How long will this it last?

Possibly: It may also be an early sign of gallbladder disease- consult your physician for testing, exam and ultrasound.Who prescribed this combination? Pleases top all OTC and Rx medications until seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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My 8 month baby has constipation.Doctors gave him lactulose.Is it safe and for how long we need to give it? Is there any natural substitutes exists?

My 8 month baby has constipation.Doctors gave him lactulose.Is it safe and for how long we need to give it? Is there any natural substitutes exists?

Definitely: Offering oatmeals, barley fruits and vegetables .Water in between feedings.Avoid apples, bananas, rice cereals and carrots, they are constipating. Parents oftentimes give them together and everyday and not aware of the effect on the baby's bowels! ...Read more

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Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?

Get help: Methylnaltrexone is part of the answer. You'll also need medical support and counselling to successfully and permanently come off the opiates. ...Read more

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If a person has sibo (lactulose positive), what diet is best for them to be on?

If a person has sibo (lactulose positive), what diet is best for them to be on?

Low complex carbs : Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo) can have multiple causes, is excessive bacterial count in the small intestine. Can be associated with overuse of proton pump inhibitors, fistulas in the bowel, motility disorders, scleroderma, celiac disease, certain gastric ulcer surgery, some immune diseases. Rx is geared toward the underlying cause and antibiotics. Less complex cho (bread) may help. ...Read more

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If lactulose does not prove effective then is it good to give sodium picosulphte as laxative to an aged person battling constipation for 6 days?

If lactulose does not prove effective then is it good to give sodium picosulphte as laxative to an aged person battling constipation for 6 days?

Constipation: If you have been constipated for 6 days you should see your physician. They should be able to steer you in the right direction for a laxative that is right for you. There could also be other complications that need to be checked out such as impaction. ...Read more

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What is lactulose?

What is lactulose?

A very syrupy, BIG: Gun laxative. At is a complex, non-absorable sugar as described by dr. Kopes-kerr, but I use it in patients with bad, multiple day no bm constipation. Don't confuse with lactose, the sugar in milk, and many are intolerant of it, causing flatulence and cramping. ...Read more

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Hoe many hours apart to take my lactulose?

Depends: For constipation every 12-24 hours apart. For encephalopathy associated with liver function then it's every 6-8 hours. You can always call the prescribing doctor for further questions. ...Read more

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