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Is lactulose a stool softener or a laxative?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Lactulose

Lactulose is a synthetic sugar laxative used to treat constipation -- also to treat buildup of ammonia in patients with liver failure.
They can become very ill and confused --even obtunded -- when these waste products build up.

In brief: Lactulose

Lactulose is a synthetic sugar laxative used to treat constipation -- also to treat buildup of ammonia in patients with liver failure.
They can become very ill and confused --even obtunded -- when these waste products build up.
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