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Lactulose Solution USP

Lactulose Solution USP


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Lactulose Solution USP is used as an effective treatment for constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. In addition, it may be used to treat and prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). This medication contains Lactulose which functions by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stool soft and easier to pass.

Lactulose Solution USP should be taken at bedtime since it required at least 8 hours to show effects. An individual patient can take it once a day or as needed as prescribed by the doctor to attain the best possible effects. In addition, one should read the patient leaflet before starting treatment with this medication to ensure the best use of this medication.

Precautions for Lactulose Solution USP

To attain the best possible, one should take Lactulose Solution USP as prescribed by the healthcare provider. In addition, an individual should read the patient leaflet and consider following the doctor’s guidelines. Moreover, take the below-listed points into account to ensure the proper use of this medication.

Measures to Take:-

  1. Make sure you read the label before you commence treatment with Lactulose Solution USP.
  2. This medicine should be taken once a day or as needed for up to two weeks exactly as prescribed by the healthcare professional.
  3. Take Lactulose Solution USP at bedtime as it needs 6 to 8 hours to show effects. You can also consult your doctor about when to take this medicine for the best results.
  4. You can take this medicine Lactulose after consulting with the healthcare provider. However, the risk of side effects with Lactulose increases.
  5. This medication doesn’t cure the problem but improves your health. So, you may need other treatment along with this medication to get rid of the disorders completely.

With the above-listed points in mind, take Lactulose Solution USP and get the best possible. In addition, an individual patient should never forget to take the official guidelines and the doctor’s instructions into account

Side effects

When using Lactulose Solution USP, the patients may experience mild to moderate adverse reactions. Those side effects do not persist for a longer duration and fade away upon the completion of the treatment. However, if you any of the side effects persist or worsen, consult your healthcare provider about the same.

Common Side effects:-

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence

Note: This list may not contain all the side effects caused by Lactulose Solution USP. You can consult your healthcare provider for more deets regarding the side effects offered by this medication

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the uses of Lactulose Solution USP?

A. This medication is effective in constipation and hepatic encephalopathy.

Q. How long does Lactulose Solution USP take to show effects?

A. This medicine may take 2-3 days to show effects. Inform your healthcare provider if you feel constipated even after using this medication for 3 consecutive days.

Q. What are the side effects of using this laxative medication?

A. Yes, while taking this medicine, an individual may experience mild to moderate adverse reactions, such as Abdominal pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Flatulence.

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