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Consuming alcohol with Loctoz does not cause any harmful side effects.
Loctoz is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
Loctoz is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Loctoz does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Loctoz is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loctoz may not be needed in thes... View More
Loctoz is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loctoz may not be needed in these... View More
Loctoz is a type of sugar used to treat constipation. It is known as a laxative and makes your stool easier to pass by drawing water into your bowel. It... View More
Uses of Loctoz
- Hepatic encephalopathy
Side effects of Loctoz
- Abdominal pain
How to use Loctoz
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and ta... View More
How Loctoz works
Loctoz works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.
What if you forget to take Loctoz?
If you miss a dose of Loctoz, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Loctoz is used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy.
- It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show effect.
- It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Take it exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
- Some healthy tips to prevent constipation from happening:
- Take it atleast 2 hours after taking other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.
Constipation, Hepatic encephalopathy
Constipation Solution: 15-30 mL (10-20 g) PO once daily; may be increased to 60 mL (40 g) once daily Portal Systemic Encephalopathy Prophylaxis 30... View More
Constipation 0.7-2 g/kg/day (1-3 mL/kg/day) PO in divided doses; not to exceed 40 g/day (60 mL/day) Portal Systemic Encephalopathy Prophylaxis Inf... View More
Lactulose is contraindicated in patients with galactosaemia and intestinal obstruction.
Mode of Action
Lactulose promotes peristalsis by producing an osmotic effect in the colon with resultant distention. In hepatic encephalopathy, it reduces absorption o... View More
It should be used with caution in patients with lactose intolerance and diabetes. Lactation: Unknown whether drug is distributed into milk; use with ... View More
Initial dosing may produce flatulence and intestinal cramps, which are usually transient. Excessive dosage can lead to diarrhoea, dehydration, nusea, vo... View More
May prevent release of mesalazine in the colon. Decreased effect with oral neomycin, antacids.
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More