Lactulose Solution is a natural laxative that helps to gently regulate bowel movements, to ease either chronic or habitual constipation. Constipation can affect anyone at any time, but can be serious if left untreated, so use this solution to help resolve the problem from 24 to 72 hours.
Lactulose is very sweet and can be diluted if need. It is an osmotic laxative that usually takes two days to have an effect. If a faster effect is required Dulcolax or Senokot usually provide relief in 8 - 12 hours.
Lactulose Solution is a natural laxative that helps to gently regulate bowel movements, to ease either chronic or habitual constipation.
Constipation can affect anyone at any time, but can be serious if left untreated, so use this solution to help resolve the problem from 24 to 72 hours.
Suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, anyone who has recently undergone surgery and elderly patients.
Constipation can be caused by a number of reasons including a change of diet, lack of exercise, medication and diseases, but taking Lactulose Solution, increasing your fibre intake, exercising and drinking plenty of fluids can aid the problem.
Lactulose is a laxative and consists of sugar molecules which are broken down by bacteria in the large bowel in to ammonia. This draws water in to the bowel and helps to soften and pass stools.
Adults and children 10 years and over:
Take three 5ml spoonfuls every day.
Children aged 5 to 10 years:
Give two 5ml spoonfuls every day.
Children aged 1 to 5 years:
Give one 5ml spoonful every day.
Babies under 1 year:
Give 2.5ml twice every day.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Lactose and galactose.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:
- Abdominal distension,flatulence and cramps are some of the mild transient effects that have occasionally been reported, although they often subside after the first stages of treatment.
- High doses of Lactulose solution might trigger nausea in some individuals, although, this can be minimized by taking the treatment together with meals, fruit juice or water.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Take Lactulose Solution only as recommended.
- Consult your doctor if symptoms persist.
- Extended use of laxatives for a long periods is undesirable.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
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