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Lactigol Granules

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Lactitol, Ispaghula
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 23, 2021

Lactitol is primarily used for the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. It is a synthetic disaccharide. It is similar to a lactulose-like glucose molecule that contains galactose and sorbitol.

On using Lactitol you may experience side effects such as vomiting, nausea, dyspepsia, loss of potassium, muscle cramps, headache, flatulence, and abdominal distension. Seek the advice of your doctor if your reactions become severe and do not show any signs of getting better.

The dosage for Lactitol should be determined by your doctor based on your medical history, age, response to theory, and current condition. However, the usual recommended dosage in adults is about 15-30 ml per day. The medication should be taken with meals. If no adverse reactions are seen then the dosage may be increased to 60 ml per day. Consult your doctor before making any changes to the dosage.

Before using this medication inform your doctor if you have galactosemia and intestinal obstruction. If you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

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Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

Lactitol is utilised to fix the accompanying ailments

Lactitol can cause following side effects such as

  • Bloating

  • Abdominal Distension

  • Stomach Cramp

  • Flatulence

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is limited data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no relevant data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This drug usually does not affect the ability to drive of the patient taken it.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lactigol Granules , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.

Lactitol is a sugar alcohol which can also be used as a laxative for treating constipation. When taken orally, it gets broken down in the colon to short-chain organic acids resulting in osmotic pressure increases leading to watery stool content and volume.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with Thiazide diuretics, Broad-spectrum antibiotics and others.

Ques: What is Lactigol Granules?

Ans: This medication is a synthetic disaccharide. It is similar to a lactulose-like glucose molecule that contains galactose and sorbitol.

Ques: How long do I need to use Lactigol Granules before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: Lactigol Granules is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Lactigol Granules?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Lactigol Granules empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lactigol Granules?

Ans: Lactigol Granules should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: Is Lactigol Granules a laxative?

Ans: Yes, it is a laxative that softens the stools by pulling in water from the body to the large intestine. It is also used to reduce the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease.

Ques: Is it okay to take Lactigol Granules every day?

Ans: You should take this medication for as long as advised by your doctor. You may also take it for as long as constipation lasts, which may be up to a week.

Ques: How long does it take for this drug to work?

Ans: It takes about 2-3 days to see the benefits of the treatment. Talk to your medical practitioner if you feel constipated even after 3 days of taking Lactigol Granules.

Ques: What is Lactigol Granules used for?

Ans: Lactigol Granules is used to treat constipation which is presented as infrequent bowel movements, hard and dry stools. It is also used in patients with hepatic encephalopathy (serious liver problem causing confusion, tremors, and decreased level of consciousness).

Ques: What are the side effects of taking Lactigol Granules?

Ans: Lactigol Granules very commonly causes diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Diarrhea and abdominal pain occur due to a high dose and the dose should be reduced in such cases.

Ques: Who should not be given Lactigol Granules?

Ans: Lactigol Granules should not be given to patients who are allergic to it or are intolerant to lactose (cannot process lactose).

Ques: Can I take other laxatives along with Lactigol Granules?

Ans: Usually, one laxative is sufficient to relieve constipation. In case you need it, your medical practitioner may advise you to take one more laxative along with Lactigol Granules.
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