|Manufacturer ||M/s Anon Pharmaceuticals & M/s Anon Medicare Pvt Ltd |
|Contents || |
Each 5 ml Contains :
Lactulose Concentrate USP
eq. to Lactulose.........3.35gm
|Indications || |
For the treatment of constipation. In patients with a history of chronic constipation, lactulose solution therapy increases the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days on which bowel movements occur.
|Dosage || |
The usual dose is 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls (15 to 30 mL, containing 10 g to 20 g of lactulose) daily. The dose may be increased to 60 mL daily if necessary. Twenty-four to 48 hours may be required to produce a normal bowel movement.
Note: Some patients have found that lactulose solution may be more acceptable when mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk.
|Overdosage ||Signs and Symptoms |
There have been no reports of accidental overdosage. In the event of overdosage, it is expected that diarrhea and abdominal cramps would be the major symptoms. Medication should be terminated.
Dialysis data are not available for lactulose. Its molecular similarity to sucrose, however, would suggest it should be dialyzable.
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|Warnings || |
A theoretical hazard may exist for patients being treated with lactulose solution who may be required to undergo electrocautery procedures during proctoscopy or colonoscopy. Accumulation of H2 gas in significant concentration in the presence of an electrical spark may result in an explosive reaction. Although this complication has not been reported with lactulose, patients on lactulose therapy undergoing such procedures should have a thorough bowel cleansing with a non-fermentable solution. Insufflation of CO2 as an additional safeguard may be pursued but is considered to be a redundant measure.
|Special Precautions ||Information for Patients |
In the event that an unusual diarrheal condition occurs, contact your physician.