Lactul

Lactul

lactulose

Manufacturer:

Y.S.P. Industries

Distributor:

Y.S.P. Industries
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Lactulose
Indications/Uses
Constipation, hepatic encephalopathy.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Constipation Adult 15-30 mL daily. Maintenance: 10-15 mL daily. Childn 6-12 yr 20 mL daily, 1-5 yr 10 mL daily, <1 yr 5 mL daily. Hepatic encephalopathy 30-50 mL tds, adjusted to produce 2-3 soft stools daily. Acute cases Retention enema is given in a proportion of lactulose 300 mL to water 700 mL, retained for 30-60 min & repeated 4-6 hrly until patient is able to take oral medication.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Patients on low galactose diet.
Special Precautions
Diabetics. Lactose intolerance. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Flatulence, intestinal cramps.
Drug Interactions
Antacid.
ATC Classification
A06AD11 - lactulose ; Belongs to the class of osmotically acting laxatives.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Lactul syr 670 mg/mL
Packing/Price
100 mL x 1's
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