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Lactitol

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 29, 2020.

Pronunciation

(LAK ti tol)

Index Terms

  • Lactitol Monohydrate
  • Pizensy

Pharmacologic Category

  • 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).

Contraindications

Mechanical GI obstruction (known or suspected); galactosemia

Drug Interactions

Dichlorphenamide: Laxatives may enhance the hypokalemic effect of Dichlorphenamide. Monitor therapy

Adverse Reactions

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

Patient Education

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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Further information

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Professional resources

Other brands: Pizensy

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