Flatulence may occur during the first few days of treatment. As a rule it disappears after a couple of days. When dosages higher than instructed are used, abdominal pain and diarrhea may occur. In such a case the dosage should be decreased. If high doses (normally only associated with portosytemic encephalopathy, PSE) are used for an extended period of time, the patient may experience an electrolyte imbalance due to diarrhea. Dosage should then be adjusted to obtain two or three formed stools per day.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Flatulence, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. If dosed too high, diarrhoea.
Investigations: Electrolyte imbalance due to diarrhoea.