I was perscribed orange lactulose about a month ago to use as needed, so i put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. I opened the bottle tonight to take a dose and found that the color had completely changed. It is now a really dark green color, is that normal and is it ok to take?
I wouldn't throw it away, I would use it;
Under recommended storage conditions, a normal darkening of color may occur. Such darkening is characteristic of sugar solutions and does not affect therapeutic action. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 86°F (30°C) or to direct light may cause extreme darkening and turbidity which may be pharmaceutically objectionable. If this condition develops, do not use.
Prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures may cause change to a semi-solid, too viscous to pour. Viscosity will return to normal upon warming to room temperature.
Read more: https://www.drugs.com/pro/lactulose.html#ixzz0rkBvcWLH
- Lactulose Information for Consumers
- Lactulose Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lactulose (detailed)
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