Lactulose (lak-tule-owes) is a medicine which is used in constipation, treating hepatic coma and treating encephalopathy caused by liver problems.
The information in this Medicine Guide for Lactulose varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.
Lactulose helps to soften stools by absorbing water. This makes passing stools more comfortable if the stools are hard or impacted. Lactulose is also used to treat encephalopathy in people who have liver disease which may lead to hepatic coma.
Most medicines are only available on prescription, but some medicines can be bought without a prescription. The information about this medicine in this guide is presented as if this medicine has been prescribed for you. If you have bought your medicine without a prescription you may find that the information in this Medicine Guide is different to the information that comes with the non-prescription medicine. If you get this medicine without a prescription you should follow the instructions that come with it. If you have any questions about using non-prescription medicines you should always seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor.
If you got this medicine on prescription it will have a pharmacy label. The pharmacy label on your medicine tells you how much medicine you should take. It also tells you how often to take your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should take.
If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber or someone involved in your medical care.
WHETHER THIS MEDICINE IS SUITABLE FOR YOU
Lactulose is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.
Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:
–are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
–have a gastrointestinal obstruction
–have lactose intolerance
–have or have risk factors for developing digestive perforations
Furthermore the prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all for a child.
As part of the process of assessing suitability to take this medicine a prescriber may also arrange tests:
–to determine whether or not the medicine is suitable and whether it must be prescribed with extra care
–to check that this medicine is having the desired effect
Over time it is possible that Lactulose can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Lactulose has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediately.
Alcohol Alcohol can interact with certain medicines.
In the case of Lactulose:
there are no known interactions between alcohol and Lactulose
Diet Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your prescriber may advise you to avoid certain foods.
In the case of Lactulose: there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when taking Lactulose
Driving and operating machinery When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
Like all medicines Lactulose can cause side effects. You should see how this medicine affects you and then judge if you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt, talk to your prescriber.
Family planning and pregnancy
Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.
In the case of Lactulose:
you should only take this medicine during pregnancy if your doctor thinks that you need it
You can take Lactulose on the advice of a health professional. If you feel unwell or your circumstances change, you should talk to your prescriber.
Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.
Women who are planning to breast-feed while having Lactulose must inform their doctor or midwife.
Taking other medicines
There are no known important interactions between Lactulose and other medicines. If you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Lactulose and other medicines you should tell your prescriber.
A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks.
Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine’s effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.
Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.
Everyone’s reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
Very common: More than 1 in 10 people who take Lactulose
-diarrhoea which may lead to metabolic problems – this may occur if Lactulose is taken at a high dose. Seek medical advice if you have diarrhoea
Common: More than 1 in 100 people who take Lactulose
–flatulence – this may happen within the first few days of treatment with Lactulose
–stomach pain – this may occur if Lactulose is taken at a high dose. Seek medical advice if you have stomach pain
COMPLEMENTARY PREPARATIONS AND VITAMINS
Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.
If you are planning to take or are already taking any complementary preparations and vitamins you should ask your prescriber whether there are any known interactions with Lactulose.
Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.
If you experience any unusual effects while taking this medicine in combination with complementary preparations and vitamins, you should tell your prescriber.
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North India : Jammu & Kashmir ,Himachal Pradesh,Uttar Pradesh ,Uttaranchal , Punjab ,Haryana.
South India : Kerala, Karnataka ,Tamil Nadu,Andhra Pradesh.
East India : Assam ,Manipur, Meghalaya,West Bengal ,Orissa,Sikkim ,Mizoram, Tripura
West India : Goa ,Gujarat ,Rajasthan ,Maharashtra
Central India : Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh
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