Duphalac is used to treat chronic constipation.
Take medicines exactly as prescribed through your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts and for over recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Measure liquid medicine which has a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for starters.
The liquid type of lactulose may become slightly darken in color, but this is a harmless effect. However, avoid using the medicine whether or not this becomes very dark, or whether it gets thicker or thinner in texture.
Lactulose powder must be blended with no less than 4 ounces of water. You may also use veggie juice or milk to make the medication better.
It might take as much as 48 hours when you have a bowel movement after taking lactulose.
If you use lactulose over the long period of time, your physician may wish that you have occasional blood tests. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
If you missed a dose - take the missed dose whenever you remember. If it is almost time for your forthcoming dose, hold off until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to generate in the missed dose.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your Health Provider.
Store in the room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Keep out of reach of kids and pets.
Lactulose is a kind of sugar. It is broken down inside the large intestine into mild acids that draw water in the colon, which will help soften the stools.
Get emergency medical help for those who have any of these indications of a hypersensitive reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using lactulose and call a medical expert at the same time in case you have severe or ongoing diarrhea.
Less serious side effects can sometimes include: bloating, gas; stomach pain; diarrhea; or nausea, vomiting.
This is not only a complete listing of unwanted side effects and others may occur. Tell a medical expert about any unusual or bothersome side-effect.
You should not use medicines should you be with a special diet reduced galactose (milk sugar).
Before taking lactulose, tell your physician for those who have diabetes or if you must have any sort of intestinal test employing a scope (like a colonoscopy).
Stop using lactulose and call a medical expert simultaneously when you have severe or ongoing diarrhea.
The liquid kind of lactulose can become slightly darken in color, but this can be a harmless effect. However, avoid using the medicine when it becomes very dark, or if it gets thicker or thinner in texture.
If you employ lactulose more than a long period of time, your doctor may want that you have occasional blood tests. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be bad for an developing fetus. Tell a medical expert if you're pregnant or prefer to conceive during treatment. It is just not known whether lactulose passes into breast milk or whether or not this could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling a medical expert in case you are breast-feeding your baby.
Avoid using antacids without a medical expert's advice. Use only the specific type of antacid your medical professional recommends. Antacids contain different medicines and a few types makes it harder for your body to absorb lactulose.
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