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Lactulose
Essential medicine status
General description
Lactulose is an osmotic laxative used in the management of constipation.
INN
Lactulose
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 2011 (TRS 965) for Palliative care
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Medicines for other common symptoms in palliative care
  • Oral > Liquid: 3.1 to 3.7 g per 5 mL oral liquid
Indications