lactulose (liver) - oral, rectal, Cephulac, Enulose
GENERIC NAME: LACTULOSE (LIVER) - ORAL, RECTAL (LACK-tew-lohss)
BRAND NAME(S): Cephulac, Enulose
USES: This drug is used by mouth or rectally to treat or prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). It does not cure the problem, but may help to improve mental status. Lactulose is a colonic acidifier that works by decreasing the amount of ammonia in the blood. 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.The form of this drug that is taken by mouth may also be used for treating constipation.
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