lactulose (laxative) - oral, Cephulac, Chronulac, Constulos
GENERIC NAME: LACTULOSE (LAXATIVE) - ORAL (LACK-tew-lohss)
BRAND NAME(S): Cephulac, Chronulac, Constulose
USES: This medication is a laxative used to treat constipation. It may help to increase the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days you have a bowel movement. Lactulose is a colonic acidifier that works by increasing stool water content and softening the stool. It is a man-made sugar solution.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug, but may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug is also used to treat or prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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