Lactulose Solution For Constipation, 300ml

Treat the symptoms of constipation.

Suitable for Adults and children over 7 years

Suitable in Pregnancy

Lactulose takes at least 48 hours to work.


  • Lactulose relieves constipation by drawing water into the bowel to make poo softer.
  • The most common side effects are diarrhoea, bloating and wind. These are usually mild and short-live.
  • Lactulose takes at least 48 hours to work.
  • If you find the taste of lactulose too sweet, you can dilute it with fruit juice or water.

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  • Lactulose relieves constipation by drawing water into the bowel to make poo softer.
  • The most common side effects are diarrhoea, bloating and wind. These are usually mild and short-live.
  • Lactulose takes at least 48 hours to work.
  • If you find the taste of lactulose too sweet, you can dilute it with fruit juice or water.

Lactulose Solution For Constipation, 300ml

What is Lactulose Solution?

Lactulose solution 10 g/15 ml contains a laxative called lactulose. It makes the stool softer and easier to pass, by drawing water into the bowel. It is not absorbed into your body.

Lactulose is used to treat constipation. Lactulose is not metabolised or absorbed by the body, and the substance helps pull water into the colon, softening the stool. Lactulose also works by promoting peristalsis, pushing food through the digestive system.

What is Lactulose used for?

Lactulose is indicated in adults and in children and adolescents aged 7 to 18 years.
For children below 7 years, other dosage forms are available.
Lactulose solution is used to treat the symptoms of constipation.

This product is recommended for:

  • Pregnant women.
  • Nursing mothers.
  • Children with constipation.
  • People who recently underwent surgery.
  • Older adults or people with severe or chronic constipation

You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 3 days.

What am I constipated?

Normal and regular bowel movement is important for most people. However, what is “normal and regular” varies from person to person. Some may have a bowel movement every day, others less often. Whatever it is like for you, it is best that your bowel movement has a regular pattern.

  • Constipation is an occasional problem for some people. For others, it may happen more often
  • It happens when the normal muscle actions in the bowel (large intestine) slow down. This can mean that material is not easily eliminated from the body

The cause of constipation is often not known. It can be associated with:

  • A sudden change of diet
  • A diet with not enough fibre
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Loss of ‘tone’ of the bowel muscles in older people
  • Pregnancy
  • Medicines such as morphine or codeine
  • Having to stay in bed for a long time
  • Lack of exercise

Symptoms of constipation

Being constipated can mean you’re not feeling quite like yourself, it can have a number of symptoms from stomach ache, feeling bloated, feeling sick or even losing your appetite.

Whatever the cause, constipation can be uncomfortable. It may make you feel bloated and heavy or generally “off colour”. Sometimes it causes headaches.

It is recommended to use changes in diet and bulk-forming medicines to control constipation before using this medicine.

These healthy tips are recommended to try to prevent constipation happening:

  • Eat a balanced diet including fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Drink enough water so that you do not become dehydrated
  • Keep up your exercise and stay fit
  • Make time to empty your bowels when your body tells you

Easy tips to keep your digestive system moving

Add fiber

Adding more fiber to your diet adds bulk and roughage to your system, which helps keep things moving.

Drink, drink, drink

Stay hydrated with water, herbal teas and clear soup, which helps food and waste pass through your gut.

Work it out

Get your heart rate up 30 or more minutes a day not only keeps things moving but also helps decrease stress levels.

Check your meds

Some medications can stop up your system. If you feel that’s the case, speak to your physician.

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Patient Information Leaflet

Learn more about Constipation

 

Brand

Lactulose

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How To Use

How To Use

For constipation in:

  • adults – the starting dose is usually 15ml taken twice a day
  • children aged 5 to 17 years – the usual dose is 5ml to 20ml twice a day
  • children aged 1 to 4 years – the usual dose is 2.5ml to 10ml twice a day
  • babies aged 1 to 11 months – the usual dose is 2.5ml twice a day

Delivery Options

Delivery options

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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

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Product Details

Product Information

Like all medicines, lactulose may cause side effects in some people, but many people have no side effects or only minor ones.

Common side effects

A very common side effect, particularly at high doses, is diarrhoea. This happens in more than 1 in 10 people.

Other common side effects, which happen in more than 1 in 100 people, are:

  • bloating
  • wind (farting and burping)
  • feeling sick
  • being sick (vomiting)
  • stomach pain

These side effects are mild and usually go away after a couple of days. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if the side effects bother you or don’t go away.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects have been reported with Lactulose:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
– Flatulence (wind), especially during the first few days of treatment. This usually disappears after a couple of days.
– When a higher dose than recommended is used, you may experience abdominal pain.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
– Nausea (feeling sick)
– Vomiting
– When a higher dose than recommended is used, you may experience diarrhoea (sometimes including electrolyte imbalance).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system:

Ingredients

What Lactulose contains
– The active substance is Lactulose (as lactulose liquid).
– One sachet (15 ml) of Lactulose oral solution contains 10 g lactulose.
– There are no other ingredients.

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