Osmotic Laxative


Osmotic Laxative

Lactulose powder is an osmotic laxative that is used to treat constipation and Hepatic Encephalopathy. Sold under several brand names including - Kristalose, Enulose, Constulose, and Generlac.

Lactulose contraindicated conditions:

Lactulose desired effects:

  • Increased Large Intestinal Motility
  • Inhibition Large Intestine Fluid/Electrolyte Absorption
  • Stimulation Large Intestine Fluid/Electrolyte Secretion
  • Stimulation Small Intestine Fluid/Electrolyte Secretion

Lactulose drug classes:

  • Osmotic Laxative

Lactulose pharmacologic actions:

  • Gastrointestinal Agents

Lactulose mechanism of action:

  • Osmotic Activity
  • Acidifying Activity
  • treatable

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