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Published: 6/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
LACTULOSE syrup 60% divided pack 10mL Kowa
 Active ingredient:
Lactulose
 Dosage form:
yellowish brown to brown syrup
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is degraded by intestinal bacteria. It consequently produces organic acid and suppresses ammonium production/absorption in the intestine to lower blood ammonia level.
It is usually used to improve psychoneurotic disorder, electroencephalogram abnormality or finger tremor that accompanies hyperammonemia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: galactosemia.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 30 to 60 mL (18 to 36 g of the active ingredient) a day in two to three divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. This preparation contains 10 mL (6 g) in a pack. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. You should not take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, borborygmus and meteorism. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Open it just before taking and discard the remained solution for not storing.
  • It may discolor in some environments, which has no affect on the effects of the product.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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