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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

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Cirrhosis
242
91%
Hepatitis C
6
83%
Irritable Bowel Syndrom...
6
67%
Cystic Fibrosis
3
100%
Hyperammonemia
2
100%
Overall, 91% (267 Members) find Lactulose helpful
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Lactulose Reviews

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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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So far just making frequent trips to the bathroom
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30 ml 3 times a day. I have been taking it since 9/30/13. I have had no side effects.
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good stuff
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i have tried lactulose. it worked but was very unpredictable and explosive for me. i didn't want to leave the house. i have since been on xfaxian tabs 550 twice a day. works great for me.
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Given in the hospital no longer needed worked
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Worked when it needed to; stopped thereafter
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Has worked..Is experiencing some mental issues now though
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I normally have regular BM's, but when I don't, I make sure I take it. I hate the taste of it, but it does work for me.
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Discussions

  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]