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Lactulose Solution 10g/15ml 16oz (unflavored) (Manufacturer may vary)

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Description

Lactulose is a liquid medication prescribed to soften stools and manage the uncomfortable symptoms of constipation. It can also be used to help support animals who suffer from liver problems. Because it comes in a liquid form, it's easy to administer simply add it to regular meals or give directly.

Key Benefits

  • No restrictions on food, drink, or activity unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian.
  • Reduces constipation in cats and dogs
  • Helps prevents conditions associated with liver disease
  • Easy to administer liquid

How It Works

Lactulose is a disaccharide sugar composed of galactose and fructose. Unlike other sugars, its not absorbed into the blood. It passes unchanged to the large intestine. In the large intestine, lactulose is broken down by bacteria, resulting in the production of various acids. These acids draw water into the colon, softening the stool and increasing the volume, resulting in a laxative effect.

Indications

For the treatment of constipation. In patients with a history of chronic constipation, lactulose solutiontherapy increases the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days on which bowel movements occur.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients (per 15 mL) Amount
Lactulose 10 g
Lactose Less than 1.6 g
Other Sugars Less than 1.2 g

Directions

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Lactulose may be mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of lactulose are seen. Lactulose may darken slightly in color. This change is harmless. However, if lactulose becomes very dark or uneven in consistency do not use the product. Store lactulose at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

  • Lactulose Solution is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats as a laxative.
  • Lactulose is also used to reduce blood ammonia levels in the prevention and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Lactulose Solution is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
  • Because Lactulose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic.
  • Antacids may decrease the effects of Lactulose.

Tip: Lactulose may be mixed with water or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of Lactulose are seen. Notify your veterinarian if your pet develops excessive diarrhea.

Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Cats: All Weights The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed

Cautions:

Side effects of lactulose include symptoms of flatulence, bloated stomach, and cramping. Diarrhea and dehydration are symptoms of overdose. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic, or pregnant or lactating.

Precautions:

This medication should not be used in pets who are hypersensitive to Lactulose. Lactulose may also alter insulin requirements in diabetic pets.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

Possible Side Effects

Diarrhea, loss of appetite, flatulence (increased gas), and cramping have been reported. Gastrointestinal side effects can subside with time. Other side effects may occur. An allergic reaction to Lactulose is possible. Your pet may experience swelling, listlessness, and shock if this occurs. If your pet appears sick in any way after receiving Lactulose, contact your veterinarian immediately. Let your veterinarian know if your pet produces less than 2-3 soft stools per day.

FAQ

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Lactulose is a prescription medication that is not FDA approved for use in animals; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use lactulose in dogs and cats as a laxative. Lactulose is available as a 10 Gm/15ml liquid. The usual laxative dose in dogs and cats is 1 ml per 2 pounds of body weight given every 8 hours initially, then use as needed. Notify the veterinarian if the pet develops excessive diarrhea.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Lactulose may be mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of lactulose are seen. Lactulose may darken slightly in color. This change is harmless. However, if lactulose becomes very dark or uneven in consistency do not use the product. Store lactulose at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
There are no restrictions on food, drink or activity unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian.
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving lactulose and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving lactulose and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences flatulence, abdominal cramps, diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given an antacid as this may decrease the effects of lactulose. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Lactulose. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines.

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By Melba
Bayonne
Speedy & Priced Right
February 3, 2020
I was very happy with the pricing and how quickly my order was processed.
By Joe
Fair Oaks, California
Great product for constipation
May 1, 2016
We use this product for our cat who has constipation. Works great. Price is about half that of the vet's office. Entirely Pets did a great job contacting our vet and getting the prescription authorization. Saves us money and a trip to the vet's office.

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