Abbott Duphalac 200ml
Contains a medicine called lactulose to treat chronic constipation
Also used to treat a liver problem called ‘hepatic encephalopathy’
Duphalac contains a medicine called lactulose. This belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives. It is commonly used to treat chronic constipation.
Duphalac is used to treat constipation. It is also sometimes used to treat a liver problem called ‘hepatic encephalopathy’.
This is also known as a ‘hepatic coma’.
Do not take Duphalac if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Duphalac.
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Duphalac is safe to take in normal doses during pregnancy and when breast-feeding.
Duphalac contains fructose, galactose and lactose (all are types of sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to some sugars), talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
If this medicine is from your doctor or pharmacist, do exactly as they have told you. Otherwise follow the instructions below. If you do not understand the instructions, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults: The usual starting dose is 15 ml twice a day.
Children 5 to 10 years: The usual starting dose is 10 ml twice a day.
Children under 5 years: The usual starting dose is 5 ml twice a day
Babies under 1 year: The usual starting dose is 2.5 ml twice a day.
Adults: The usual starting dose is 30 to 50ml three times a day.
If you take more Duphalac than you should, talk to a doctor. You may have diarrhoea.
Like all medicines, Duphalac can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.