Duphalac Oral Solution contains Lactulose which is 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. It works by increasing stool water content followed by softening of stool. It is not absorbed into your body.
Lactulose is a synthetic (man-made) sugar. It breaks down in your large intestine and then draws water into the intestine. This softens your stool, which helps ease constipation. Lactulose is also used to treat high ammonia levels in the blood due to liver disease. High ammonia levels can lead to portal-systemic encephalopathy. This drug works by drawing ammonia from your blood into your large intestine. Your large intestine then removes the ammonia through your stool.
Duphalac Oral Solution comes as a sweet syrup that you can swallow. It can be taken with or without food. There are no restrictions on what you can eat or drink. You can mix Duphalac oral solution with fruit juice or water. It is recommended that you drink plenty of fluids (approximately 6-8 glasses throughout the day) while taking this oral solution. Duphalac Oral Solution takes 2 to 3 days to start working.
Key Composition of Duphalac oral solution:
Therapeutic uses of Duphalac oral solution:
Side effects of Duphalac oral solution:
How to manage side effects:
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Reducing your dose of lactulose may also help diarrhoea. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea without speaking to doctor.
Take lactulose between meals instead of before or after them.
Try to rest and relax. You can also eat and drink slowly or have smaller and more frequent meals. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor.