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Lactulose Uses

Lactulose Solution is used orally or refree-ctally to treat or avoid liver disease complications (hepatic encephalopathy). This does not solve the problem but does help to improve mental health. Lactulose is a colonic acidifier which works in the blood by reducing the amount of ammonia. It is a remedy made from man-made sugar. Lactulose is an oral solution for the treatment of constipation. It is also used to treat portal-systemic encephalopathy, a brain problem.

How does Lactulose Solution work?

Lactulose belongs to a drug class known as laxatives. A community of medicines that function in a similar way is a class of drugs. For the treatment of related conditions, these medications are also used. Lactulose is a (man-made) synthetic sugar. In the large intestine, it breaks down and then pulls water into the intestine. This softens the stool, helping to alleviate constipation.

Lactulose is also used in the treatment of elevated blood levels of ammonia due to liver disease. Portal-systemic encephalopathy may result from high levels of ammonia. By extracting ammonia from your blood into your large intestine, this medication works. Then, through your stool, the large intestine extracts the ammonia.


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Mix 700 millilitres (24 ounces) of water or regular saline into the prescribed amount of lactulose. Give the solution to the rectum and, as instructed by your doctor, retain the liquid within 30-60 minutes. Repeat the dose if you keep the enema for less than 30 minutes unless otherwise instructed.

Lactulose is also used in patients with liver disease to decrease the amount of ammonia in their blood. By extracting ammonia from the blood into the colon where it is extracted from the body, it works.


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