Lactulose Oral Solution 500ml is a reliable laxative that helps relieve constipation in a gentle way.
Lactulose works by drawing water into your bowel to soften stools to help restore normal bowel function. It takes at least 2 days to work, and you should talk to your doctor if your constipation has not improved after 4 or 5 days.
The most common side effects are diarrhoea, bloating and wind, but these are usually mild symptoms and do not last long.
Ideally, take lactulose twice a day, at the same time each day, with doses 12 hours apart.
If you find lactulose liquid is too sweet for your taste, you can dilute it with fruit juice or water. It will help to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water or other liquid during the day while you’re taking lactulose to stop your constipation becoming worse.
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