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Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Work differently,
However, i how found sodium picosulfate to be stronger. This can be used for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy prep.
Lactulose is an osmotic laxative and tends to cause more bloating and is not quite as effective as evacuating the colon.

In brief: Work differently,
However, i how found sodium picosulfate to be stronger. This can be used for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy prep.
Lactulose is an osmotic laxative and tends to cause more bloating and is not quite as effective as evacuating the colon.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Work Differently
Each work differently & are sometimes used together for colonoscopy preps.
S. Picosulphate is a stimulant that irritates your colon to contract to remove stool. Lactulose is a non-digestable sugar that pulls water into your colon to remove stool. Only take these under dr supervision. S. Picosulphate can lead to dependence. Both can lead to dehydration & electrolyte imbalance if taken improperly.

In brief: Work Differently
Each work differently & are sometimes used together for colonoscopy preps.
S. Picosulphate is a stimulant that irritates your colon to contract to remove stool. Lactulose is a non-digestable sugar that pulls water into your colon to remove stool. Only take these under dr supervision. S. Picosulphate can lead to dependence. Both can lead to dehydration & electrolyte imbalance if taken improperly.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
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