Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 29, 2020.
(LAK ti tol)
- Lactitol Monohydrate
- Ammonium Detoxicant
- Laxative, Osmotic
Use: Labeled Indications
Chronic idiopathic constipation: Treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adult patients.
Off Label Uses
Portal systemic encephalopathy: Management of acute and chronic portal systemic encephalopathy (hepatic coma).
Mechanical GI obstruction (known or suspected); galactosemia
Dichlorphenamide: Laxatives may enhance the hypokalemic effect of Dichlorphenamide. Monitor therapy
1% to 10%:
Cardiovascular: Increased blood pressure (3%)
Gastrointestinal: Flatulence (8%), diarrhea (4%), abdominal distention (3%), abdominal pain (3%), severe diarrhea (1%)
Genitourinary: Urinary tract infection (5%)
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Increased creatine phosphokinase in blood specimen (4%)
Respiratory: Upper respiratory tract infection (9%)
Postmarketing: Hypersensitivity reaction, pruritus, skin rash
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat constipation.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Passing gas
• Common cold symptoms
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Persistent diarrhea
• A significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
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