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Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Osmotic laxative Duphalac

Lactulose - What is it for

​This medication is used to treat constipation. It encourages bowel movement by drawing water into the bowel. This helps to soften the stools and increase bowel movement.

  • This medicine may take up to 48 hours to work.

It is also used in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, a condition associated with liver disease.

Lactulose - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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