Polylac 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. I... View More
Uses of Polylac
Side effects of Polylac
How to use Polylac
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 Polylac works
Polylac works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.
What if you forget to take Polylac?
If you miss a dose of Polylac, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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.
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