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How many mL makes 20 mg?

Posted 31 Jan 2016 by Medtrans166 1 answer

My husband is on Lactulose. In the hospital, he had been on powder form (20 mg). Here at home, I have liquid form and need to know how many mL it takes to equal 20 mg.

Are there any ways to make lactulose easier to take, i.e., taste better?

Posted 21 Oct 2011 by madeline3832 3 answers

My husband has cirrhosis of the liver and must take lactulose 30 mL 2 x's day, but the taste literally makes him ill. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce the awful taste?

Has anyone with hepatic encephalopathy had issues with searching for things & then forgetting?

Posted 2 Aug 2012 by luvstnx 6 answers

My husband has hepatic encephalopathy, stage 4 cirrohsis & hep C. The hepatitis treatment failed. He has severe muscle wasting and is down to 123 pounds at 6ft. He is only 47 years old. He is taking lactolose, diazapam and zoloft and seroquel for depression and rages. He has severe back pain ...

What is Rifaximin used for and what are the dosage details?

Posted 24 Aug 2009 by stargirl01 2 answers

what is the medication rifaximin used and what is the dose and for how long

Tolerating Lactulose?

Posted 5 Sep 2009 by gardentherapist 1 answer

I am having a difficult time tolerating lactulose. I develop severe diareha, flutulance, bloating, and cramping. My instestine slushes and grurgles like clogged pipes. I have tried doses from 30-60. I tried cutting back fom 60, but then the bowel movements stopped. My doctors says triate for 2-3 ...

Hepatic Encephalopathy - I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2010. I have hepatic enceph. but all my?

Posted 10 Mar 2011 by allaboutlife 2 answers

... labs are good. I have no other illness. I don't understand. I thought this happened in late stage cirrhosis or with elevated amonia

Long term Xifaxan use?

Posted 3 Feb 2012 by IBS40 1 answer

the first round of Xifaxan I took for IBS in September worked wonders! Symptoms came back and my doc gave me a 3 month supply to take twice a day. However, I still have the symptoms!! Should I continue taking it in hopes I get better or stop for a while? The symptoms have me miserable! I wake up ...

Xifaxan - Can it cause low platlet count?

Posted 29 Sep 2012 by Suzie 2 2 answers

Which of these drugs worsen hepatic encephalopathy from Hepatitis B & C & are there alternatives?

Posted 13 May 2013 by melitow 1 answer

My mom has hepatic encephalopathy and cirrhosis of the liver from past drinking/drug use and hepatitis B & C. She also has high cholesterol, blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cardiac stints, anemia (from liver), distended gallbladder, splenomegaly, 2 feet of extended large colon which ...

Male partner has many episodes of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Inappropriate behavior is it common?

Posted 23 Oct 2013 by nikkirr 2 answers

He has strong sexual urges (porn, masturbation, etc). Is this common? Does anyone out there experience this with their partner? If so, how do you deal with it?

Is the mental impairment from hepatic encephalopathy permenent?

Posted 23 Jul 2014 by allycatt 2 answers

many of my husband's memories have been altered and he believes that I'm trying to harm him. simple things confuse him and when I try to explain things he gets very angry and refuses to discuss it further.

I suffer from hepatic encephalopathy cirrhosis?

Posted 19 Oct 2014 by epilive 2 answers

I had to have the emergency Warren shunt surgery done in 1996. 5 years ago I started having encephalopathy episodes. I've been on the transplant list 12 yrs now. Is transplant the only cure? I take Lactulose 6 x day.

I take Lactulose and Xifaxin. Dr wanted me to start the lactulose a yr ago but didn't til now plus?

Posted 11 Dec 2016 by 1Lee1343 2 answers

Take Xifaxin along with the Lactulose. So far no varices or ascites. Have had cirrhosis for 12 yrs, confusion is the biggest thing I have right now. How long does Lactulose take to work. Been on it 3tbsp 3x a day since Friday, it's now Sunday. No BM for days. I am so scared. I know I am at the ...

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