What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Lactulose?

(LAK tyoo lose)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat changes in thinking caused by severe liver disease.

• This medicine is used to treat constipation. It may take 1-2 days to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take antacids with this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain or heartburn.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

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