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Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL) Rx

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Lactulose Solution USP has a laxative effect in the colon, softening the stool and relieving constipation. Lactulose is also given for the treatment of liver disease and hepatic encephalopathy.

What is Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL)?

Lactulose Solution USP has a laxative effect in the colon, softening the stool and relieving constipation. Lactulose is also given for the treatment of liver disease and hepatic encephalopathy. It decreases blood ammonia concentrations by lowering colon pH and reducing absorption of ammonia from the colon.

Who is Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL) for?

Dogs and Cats

Why use Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL)?

-Constipation -Liver Disease, Hepatic Encephalopathy

How does Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL) work?

Lactulose is a syrup of synthetic sugar that combines fructose and galactose. This passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed, but instead is broken down by bacteria making the intestinal contents more acidic. These acids pull water into the colon thereby softening the stool. The acids also convert ammonia in the colon into ammonium, which is then passed out in the stool.

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Actavis or other generic manufacturer

Active ingredient(s):

Lactulose

How is Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL) sold?

10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL)

What are the side effects of Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL)?

Possible side effects include flatulence, bloated stomach and stomach cramping. Symptoms of overdose would include diarrhea and dehydration.

What special precautions are there?

Use with caution in diabetic animals because it contains the sugars lactose and galactose.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Lactulose Solution USP 10 g/15 mL, Pint (473 mL)?

Store in a cool, dry place.

Helpful Tips:

Lactulose generally works quickly to treat encephalopathy (liver disease) by lowering colon pH and reducing ammonia absorption to decrease the concentration of ammonia in the blood. It also soften stools and has a laxative effect.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Dog and Cats: 1 ml per 2 lbs body weight every 8 hours initially, then given as needed. Notify your veterinarian if excessive diarrhea develops.

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