I get a lot of wind and with a fair amount of straining I might go 15% of what I would consider a normal bowel movement. I don't know if I am taking it at the wrong time of day or what but I need help.
I have been taking two tablespoons of lactulose a day for 10 days and I'm not having any results?
Question posted by V- Anne on 23 May 2015
Last updated on 27 April 2017 by themctier
I suggest that you get in touch with your physician. After reading dosage information provided here at drugs.com, it looks dosages can be titrated (as long as you don't start having diarrhea).
HOWEVER, as I said, you need to coordinate this with your doctor so that both of you are in agreement with a dosage change. He/she also needs to know in case you end up hospitalized (for any reason) and unable to give the medical personnel medication information. The doctor will have a current medication list and dosage schedule to provide the hospital in case no one in your family is available to provide it.
Do you drink plenty of fluids? You need it with fiber. If you can try a short walk daily. You can try mixing bran, prune juice and applesauce, equal parts, Put it in your frig and eat some every day. Start with 2 tbsp. It tastes pretty good and is suprisingly effective.
You didn't mention anything about your diet and lifestyle, so I think if you are only at 15% after 10 days- there are things you can do to help it along
- Lactulose uses and safety info
- Lactulose information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Lactulose (detailed)
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