Lactulose - Definition

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Definition


Lactulose is a molecule commercialized under the name Duphalac®. It is a drug belonging to the class of osmotic laxatives, or light laxatives that do not irritate the walls of the digestive tube and act by increasing the hydration of the colon's contents, due to its composition of molecules that draw out water from material. It can be used in case of constipation, even in pregnant women and very young children, if the indicated dosage is respected. At too strong a dose, it may cause diarrhea. Lactulose is generally sold in the form of drinkable solutions.

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