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Lactulose Brand names, Lactulose Analogs

Lactulose Brand Names Mixture

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Lactulose Chemical_Formula


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Lactulose fda sheet

Lactulose msds (material safety sheet)

Lactulose MSDS

Lactulose Synthesis Reference

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Lactulose Molecular Weight

342.296 g/mol

Lactulose Melting Point

173 - 178 oC

Lactulose H2O Solubility

764 mg/mL

Lactulose State


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Lactulose Dosage Forms

Liquid; Powder; Solution; Syrup

Lactulose Indication

For the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy.

Lactulose Pharmacology

Therapeutically, lactulose has laxative and ammonia-detoxifying actions. In treating constipation lactulose metabolites draw water into the bowel, causing a cathartic effect through osmotic action.

Lactulose Absorption

Poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract as no human enzyme that is capable of hydrolysis of this disaccharide is present in human gastrointestinal tissue.

Lactulose side effects and Toxicity

LD50=18.2 g/kg (oral, rat). Side effects include diarrhea and resultant dehydration.

Lactulose Patient Information

Lactulose Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals