Lactulose Syrup is prescribed for the treatment of constipation. This syrup increases the number and frequency of bowel movements in individuals who suffer with chronic constipation. Usually, it takes 1 to 2 days to produce a bowel movement.
Side effects of Lactulose syrup may include: intestinal cramps, gas, nausea, vomiting, fluid and potassium loss. If any of these symptoms develop, you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only he can decide if it is safe for you to keep using Lactulose syrup. T
his drug should not be taken, if you are on a low-galactose diet; because Lactulose syrup contains simple sugar. Because of its sugar content, this medication should be taken with caution in people with diabetes. If Lactulose is taken with other certain drugs such as Mylanta and Maalox, the effects may be increased, decreased, or altered. It’s very important to check with your doctor before combining Lactulose or if you’re considering becoming pregnant. The regular dosage of Lactulose syrup is 1 to 2 tablespoons daily. Your doctor may change the dosage, depending on your medical condition.
Store this drug at room temperature and avoid excessive heat or direct light. The liquid may darken in color, which is normal. You should not exceed your dose and take the medication as prescribed.