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Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease. It is a disaccharide (double-sugar) formed from one molecule each of the simple sugars (monosaccharides) fructose and galactose. The commercial syrup used for treatment of constipation is dy... more at Wikipedia

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Irritable Bowel Syndrom...
Hepatitis C
Cystic Fibrosis
Overall, 91% (281 Members) find Lactulose helpful

Lactulose Reviews

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Helps with HE, no side effects.
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Yes,it worked fine but I think apple cider vinegar works too without the soft stools
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Yes, keeps my Ammonia levels maintained after my 2013 TIPS procedure.
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I take it more for liver failure that happened 4 years ago but also for constipation. Doc said will have to take rest of my life to keep Ammonia in bloodstream down to safe levelsunless I want to face a liver transplanthave fatty liver from history of high triglycerides and being anorexic 3 times. I take 15mLevening now. But in 2012 I was taking 30mL 2day because I got an impacted bowel I was so constipated.
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60ml 4 times a day to produce the right amount of bowel movements
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No side effects and feeling great. MELD score of 15.
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It takes close monitoring, but is a life saver and don't go to far from a bathroom.
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Its almost sickeningly sweet but it does seem to work quickly.
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It works well but sure limits mobility in terms of travel and other activities.
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  1. Discussion: lactulose
    NASH induced end stage cirrhosis...also have insulin pump for diabetes. have a TIPS and take 3 doses (30ml) daily....the quality of life issue is a co... [More]
  2. Discussion: lactulose
    Xifaxan is the way to go, but like you said, the cost is insane. If you've got good insurance, a much better solution than lactulose. Haven't lo... [More]
  3. Discussion: lactulose
    My wife Jaymee was just released from the hospital again and her ammonia levels were up in the mid 50's. They put her on lactulose and it destroyed he... [More]
  4. Discussion: lactulose
    While the laxative effect of Lactulose is important, that is not the reason that doctors prescribe this particular medication. Otherwise, they could j... [More]
  5. Discussion: lactulose
    I just asked that exact question to my doctor yesterday because I HATE the effect it has on me. I am eating a lot more fiber and everything and am ... [More]