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LACSYP contains lactitol or lactulose is a laxative which is used to treat constipation. Lactulose makes the stool softer and easier to pass, by drawing water into the bowel. It is not absorbed into your body and cannot be digested; hence it is transported to the colon unmodified. There it is degraded to acids by enteric bacteria which helps in retaining water in the colon. This results in an extension of the intestinal volume in the colon and indirectly stimulates bowel movement. It is used at high doses to prevent and treat cerebral dysfunction due to liver diseases.
Always take LACSYP exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine, if you suffer from obstruction of the bowels, galactose intolerance, inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. It should be given to infants and children if needed. Tell your doctor if you are taking, have taken or might take any other medicines. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. The most common side effects include mild abdominal pain, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, raised levels of sodium in blood.
Lactulose is broken down in bowel into products that pull water out from body and into the bowel to soften stool and make it easier to pass.
Always take LACSYP exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is recommended that you drink plenty of fluids. Swallow the dose immediately and it takes 2 to 3 days to start working.
Keep try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Drink lot of fluid to avoid dehydration. Avoid taking any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
LACSYP is considered safe for use by pregnant women. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine
LACSYP is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
LACSYP should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
LACSYP should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take if you are allergic to lactulose or lactitol.
Do not take LACSYP if you:
Tell your doctor if you are taking, or recently taken or might take any other medicines.
|Drug||:||Lactitol or Lactulose|
|Pharmacological Category||:|| |
Laxative, osmotic diuretic
|Therapeutic Indication||:|| |
Constipation and hepatic encephalopathy
|Dosage Forms||:||Syrup, Powder|
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
Can LACSYP be used in pregnant women?
Yes. It is considered safe for use by pregnant women. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
What is the use of LACSYP?
It is a laxative which is used to prevent or treat constipation.
Who should not take this medicine?
Do not give this medicine to a child under the age of 14 years unless prescribed by your doctor.
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