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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Lactitol is utilised to fix the accompanying ailments
Lactitol 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.
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.
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.
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