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User Reviews for Lactulose to treat Hepatic Encephalopathy

Also known as: Cholac, Kristalose, Enulose Generlac Constilac

The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners.

Reviews for Lactulose

CBEAR · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 15, 2019

“I started out on Lactulose when I found out I had Cirrhosis. That medicine tasted awful and I had to take it 3 times a day! I mixed it with everything under the sun but no relief from that nasty stuff. After taking it for months ( I had to take it) I asked my Gastrologist if there was ANYTHING else that I could take, he prescribed XIFAXAN which does the same thing. WISH I KNEW THAT BEFORE! LOL It comes as a tablet and is so easy to take. The only downside is that it’s very expensive. I don’t know if this will help anyone else, but it was A LOT better than taking that nasty liquid.”

3 / 10
Old Phil December 3, 2017

“My wife started getting dehydrated at the beginning of this year and I repeatedly took her to the urgent care for rehydration. Her symptoms would go away but come back three weeks later. During a hospital stay in Aug 2017,my wife was given Reglan in her IV to treat nausea with disastrous results. She immediately forgot where she was,who I was or that she was in the hospital.m This lasted 24 hours but the incident left her with profound hallucinations for about three weeks. She got dehydrated again-got over medicated on hyperidol and then got a blood test that pinged on ammonia. It all fits. The Reglan damaged my wife’s already overworked liver and shes been dying of ammonia poisoning ever since . Lactulose may be a Godsend. We hope so.”

kmo · Taken for less than 1 month January 10, 2015

Generlac (lactulose): “Initial symptoms included brain fog, disorientation, and confusion. I took the lactulose for one week... all symptoms disappeared. However, I must advise you to stay close to the bathroom. Also, I should note that my physician said that I may be taking this medication for the rest of my life and I'm only 47 years old.”

10 / 10
stenforce February 13, 2012

“Very effective! Usually starts to work for me within two hours and continues to work for hours. Stay close to a bathroom. It decreased blood ammonia level and cleared up the cloudy head in just a couple of days. Stress staying close to a bathroom!”

Anonymous September 29, 2008

Enulose (lactulose): “Enulose has been very efficient in making regular bowel movements. ”

9 / 10

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