For the treatment of constipation. In patients with a
history of chronic constipation, lactulose solution therapy increases the
number of bowel movements per day and the number of days on which bowel movements
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The usual dose is 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls (15 to 30 mL,
containing 10 g to 20 g of lactulose) daily. The dose may be increased to 60 mL
daily if necessary. Twenty-four to 48 hours may be required to produce a normal
Note: Some patients have found that lactulose solution
may be more acceptable when mixed with fruit juice, water or milk.
Lactulose Solution is a natural colored and an unflavored
solution available in 8 fl oz (237 mL) and 1 quart (946 mL) bottles.
Lactulose Solution contains lactulose 670 mg/mL (10 g/15
Store between 36°-86°F (2°-30°C). Do not freeze.
Under recommended storage conditions, a normal darkening
of color may occur. Such darkening is characteristic of sugar solutions and
does not affect therapeutic action. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above
86°F (30°C) or to direct light may cause extreme darkening and turbidity which
may be pharmaceutically objectionable. If this condition develops, do not use.
Prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures may cause
change to a semi-solid, too viscous to pour. Viscosity will return to normal
upon warming to room temperature.
Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined
in the USP, with a child-resistant closure.
Manufactured and packaged by: Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH,
EstermannstraÃe 17, 4020 Linz Austria. Distributed by: Actavis Inc., 60
Columbia Rd., Bldg. B, Morristown, NJ 07960 USA. Revised:. Jan