Brand names: Chronulac Syrup
Chronulac treats constipation. In people who are chronically constipated, Chronulac increases the number and frequency of bowel movements.
It may take 24 to 48 hours to produce a normal bowel movement.
Take Lactulose exactly as prescribed. If you find the taste of Chronulac unpleasant, it can be mixed with water, fruit juice, or milk.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Chronulac.
Chronulac contains galactose, a simple sugar. If you are on a low-galactose diet, do not take Lactulose.
Because of its sugar content, Lactulose should be used with caution if you have diabetes.
If unusual diarrhea occurs, contact your doctor.
If Chronulac is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Chronulac with non-absorbable antacids.
The effects of Chronulac during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Chronulac may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Lactulose is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.
The usual dose is 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls (15 to 30 milliliters) daily. Your doctor may increase the dose to 60 milliliters a day, if necessary.
Safety and effectiveness for children have not been established.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical treatment immediately.