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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Lactulose (Definition)

Lactulose is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Can i take lactulose syrup for constipation in pregnancy?

Can i take lactulose syrup for constipation in pregnancy?

Yes: This material remains in the digestive tract and will not enter your blood. Use during pregnancy is fine. ...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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How much lactulose can I take without overdose symptoms?

Low toxicity: Lactulose is one of the safest of all medicines. Take the dose your physician recommends, or if you are determined to experiment, until you can't stand the diarrhea any more. ...Read more

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How many hours apart should lactulose 15ml be taking I'm taking 30ml a day?

Depends why taking: If lactulose is being used to soften stool or lower ammonia level, then twice daily (near breakfast and near dinner) would minimize diarrhea risk. Single doses can be up to 90-120ml, so dose size not a concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Chronulac (Definition)

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Cephulac (Definition)

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