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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Lactulose (Overview)

Lactulose is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
108 doctors shared insights

Lactulose (Overview)

Lactulose is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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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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The doctor prescribed me lactulose for constipation. She might have forgotten that i mentioned i was lactose intolerant. Should i still use lactulose?

The doctor prescribed me lactulose for constipation. She might have forgotten that i mentioned i was lactose intolerant. Should i still use lactulose?

Possibly: Lactulose is lactose based. Some people who have mild lactose intolerance do not have problems with lactulose. Others get bloating. If it is important for you to have the lactulose, a lactase senzyme supplement may make it more tolerable. Call your doctor and ask. ...Read more

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Why is lactulose used for a patient who has azotemia?

If liver problems: Lactulose is a poorly absorbable carbohydrate, causes gas, bloat, diarrhea; changes pH in bowel, affects bacteria; causes less ammonia production which somehow affects thought process, mentation in patients with chronic liver disease who can't clear these chemicals as well as norm. Sometimes given for chronic constipation. Sorbitol works similarly, cheaper, found in sugarless candies, mints, gu. ...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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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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Is it dangerous to take lactulose with mdma?

Is it dangerous to take lactulose with mdma?

MDMA: Mdma is dangerous enough to take on its own, with risk of neurotoxicity from too much serotonin stimulation in the brain. Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used to treat constipation -- also to treat buildup of ammonia in patients with liver failure. They can become very ill and confused --even obtunded -- with this. It's not likely to deliver a pleasant high. ...Read more

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