Duphalac Lemon Flavour 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 Lemon Flavour 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 Lemon Flavour Oral Solution:
Therapeutic uses of Duphalac Lemon Flavour Oral Solution:
Side effects of Duphalac Lemon Flavour 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.
Can Duphalac Lemon Flavour Oral Solution be given to toddlers/babies?
Babies and children can take this medicine if their doctor recommends it. Do not give this medicine to a child under the age of 14 years unless your doctor has said so.
Can Duphalac Lemon Flavour Oral Solution be given to diabetic patients?
Consult your doctor before taking this medicine, if you have diabetes.
Can Duphalac Lemon Flavour Oral Solution be taken with milk?
To improve the taste, you may mix this medicine with fruit juice, water, milk, or a soft dessert.
Can Duphalac Lemon Flavour Oral Solution be taken daily?
Always take this medicine exactly as described by your doctor. If you take this medicine for several days and there is no improvement in your condition or if your symptoms worsen, please contact your doctor.
Can Duphalac Lemon Flavour Oral Solution be taken in morning?
It can be taken in the morning with or without food.
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