- Brand: Abbott
- Product Code: AB_DPL
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Lactulose which is a type of medicine called an osmotic laxative. It works in the bowel and is not absorbed into the bloodstream.
Lactulose relieves constipation by causing water to be drawn into the lower bowel. This increases the amount of water in the stools, which softens them and makes them easier to pass. It can take up to 48 hours for the lactulose to have an effect.
What is it used for?
Treating constipation. Lactulose may be prescribed by your doctor, but you can also buy it over-the-counter from pharmacies for this use.
In higher doses, lactulose is also prescribed by doctors to people with severe liver disease such as cirrhosis. In this situation the lactulose is used to treat problems with brain function (hepatic encephalopathy and hepatic coma), which are a potential complication of liver disease.