Duphalac is used to treat chronic constipation.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
The liquid form of lactulose may become slightly darken in color, but this is a harmless effect. However, do not use the medicine if it becomes very dark, or if it gets thicker or thinner in texture.
Lactulose powder should be mixed with at least 4 ounces of water. You may also use fruit juice or milk to make the medication better.
It may take up to 48 hours before you have a bowel movement after taking lactulose.
If you use lactulose over a long period of time, your doctor may want you to have occasional blood tests. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
If you missed a dose - take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your Health Provider.
Store at the room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Lactulose is a type of sugar. It is broken down in the large intestine into mild acids that draw water into the colon, which helps soften the stools.