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Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Osmotic laxative Duphalac, Lactus

Lactulose - What is it for

‚ÄčThis medication is used to treat constipation. It encourages bowel movement by drawing water into the bowel. This helps to soften the stools and increase bowel movement.

  • This medicine may take up to 48 hours to work.

It is also used in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, a condition associated with liver disease.

Lactulose - Additional Information

  • Updated on 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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