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Lactulose Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Lactulose is also known as: Cephulac, Cholac, Chronulac, Chronulac Syrup, Constilac, Constulose, Duphalac, Enulose, Evalose, Generlac, Heptalac, Kristalose

Lactulose Pregnancy Warnings

Lactulose has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Lactulose should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

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Lactulose Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of lactulose into human milk. While the manufacturer recommends cautious use during lactation, adverse effects in the nursing infant are unlikely given the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of the drug.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Chronulac (lactulose)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.
  2. "Product Information. Cephulac (lactulose)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Cephulac (lactulose)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.
  2. "Product Information. Chronulac (lactulose)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.

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