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Lactulose Cautionary Labels
Uses of Lactulose
Lactulose is used in the treatment of:
- Hepatic Encephalopathy
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Lactulose Brand Names
Lactulose Drug Class
Lactulose is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Lactulosedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Lactulose and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Lactulose falls into category B:
There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Lactulose. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Lactulose, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.
Take lactulose exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Lactulose dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Lactulose is available in the following doses:
- Lactulose 10 G Oral Powder For Reconstitution
- Lactulose 10 G/15 Ml Oral And Rectal Liquid
- Lactulose 10 G/15 Ml Oral Syrup
- Lactulose 20 G Oral Powder For Reconstitution
- Lactulose Compounding Solution
Forms of Medication
Lactulose is available in the following forms:
- Oral Solution