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Lactigol Granules

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Lactitol, Ispaghula
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 17, 2019

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

On using this medication 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 this medication 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 show then the dosage may be increased to 60 ml per day. Consult your doctor before making any changes to dosage.

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

The medicine is utilized to fix the accompanying ailments:

This medication can cause following side effects such as

  • 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.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.
  • 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.

This medication 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 increase leading to watery stool content and volume.

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