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Lactulose Solution BP 300

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LACTULOSE
Please read this carefully before you start to take your medicine.
This leaflet provides a summary of the information available on
your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about
anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Lactulose Solution BP.

ml

Lactulose Solution BP 300ml

A0288/2

Also includes lactose, fructose and D-galactose.
Almus Pharmaceuticals
Dosage - CONSTIPATION
Almus is a registered trademark ®
Adults: Initially 15ml (3x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
Children: 1-5 years – 5ml (1x5ml spoonful) twice daily. 5-10 years – 10ml (2x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
The above dosage serves as a guide. Dosage may vary depending on the condition.
Eventually the dosage should be adjusted, usually reduced to meet the needs of the individual.
HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY:
Initially 30-50ml (6-10x5ml spoonfuls) three times daily: Adjust dose to produce 2 or 3 soft stools daily.
Please note: Due to the action of Lactulose Solution BP it may take 2-3 days to show results.
It is important to take the medicine regularly.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. For oral administration.
Each 5ml spoonful contains 3.4g of lactulose.
Store below 25 °C. Do not freeze. Please read the attached leaflet.
P
PL Holder: Sandoz Ltd, Bordon, Hants, GU35 9QE
PL 4416/0218

TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
Recommended doses follow. If the doctor prescribed this medicine
for you, he or she may have prescribed different doses to these.
If this applies to you, discuss it with the doctor, if you have not
already done so. You should always follow your doctor’s
instructions as to how and when to take your medicine.
Your pharmacist may be able to advise if you are not sure. Exactly
how much medicine, and how often you must take it, will be
written on the label. Please read it carefully.
Lactulose solution should be swallowed by mouth. While you are
taking lactulose, drink plenty of water and fluids.
For the treatment of CONSTIPATION
Adults:
Initially 3 x 5ml spoonfuls (15ml), twice a day.
Children aged 5 to 10 years:
Two x 5ml spoonfuls (10ml), twice a day.
Children aged 1 to 5 years:
One x 5ml spoonful (5ml), twice a day.

WHAT IS IN YOUR MEDICINE?
Each 5ml spoonful of Lactulose Solution contains 3.4g of
lactulose, the active ingredient.
It also contains lactose, D-galactose, fructose, D-tagatose and
epilactose.
Lactulose Solution contains less than 0.03g of fructose per 5ml.
When taken according to the dosage recommendations, each dose
supplies up to 0.3g of fructose (based on a dose of 10 x 5ml
spoonfuls). Unsuitable in hereditary fructose intolerance,

Please note that your dosage may vary, depending on the
condition. Your dosage may be adjusted by your doctor to meet
your individual needs.
FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY
Initially 6 to 10 x 5ml spoonfuls (30ml to 50ml), three times a
day. The dosage may be adjusted until you produce 2 or 3 soft
stools a day. If you are unsure about how to go about this, see
your doctor. If you suffer with diarrhoea whilst taking lactulose,
your dosage will need to be reduced. Discuss this with your doctor
or pharmacist.
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you
remember. If your next dose is due within 3 hours, take a single
dose straight away and skip the next.
If you take an unintentional extra dose, this should not cause
problems. If you or someone else has taken too much lactulose or
a large overdose has been taken, contact your doctor or hospital
accident and emergency department immediately.

Lactulose Solution BP 300
0000 0000

Peel here but
do not remove

Also includes lactose, fructose and D-galactose.
Almus Pharmaceuticals
Dosage - CONSTIPATION
Almus is a registered trademark ®
Adults: Initially 15ml (3x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
Children: 1-5 years – 5ml (1x5ml spoonful) twice daily. 5-10 years – 10ml (2x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
The above dosage serves as a guide. Dosage may vary depending on the condition.
Eventually the dosage should be adjusted, usually reduced to meet the needs of the individual.
HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY:
Initially 30-50ml (6-10x5ml spoonfuls) three times daily: Adjust dose to produce 2 or 3 soft stools daily.
Please note: Due to the action of Lactulose Solution BP it may take 2-3 days to show results.
It is important to take the medicine regularly.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. For oral administration.
Each 5ml spoonful of Lactulose Solution contains 3.4g of lactulose.
Store below 25 °C. Do not freeze. Please read the attached leaflet.
P
PL Holder: Sandoz Ltd, Bordon, Hants, GU35 9QE
PL 4416/0218

POSITIONAL

ml

Lactulose Solution BP 300ml

should only be given to babies and young children after
consultation with a doctor. This product also contains less than
0.4g of D-galactose and less than 0.4g of lactose (per 5ml).
When taken according to the dosage recommendations, each dose
supplies up to 4g of D-galactose and up to 4g of lactose (based on
a dose of 10 x 5ml spoonfuls). Unsuitable for people with lactase
insufficiency, galactosaemia or glucose / galactose malabsorption
syndrome. Lactulose Solution is supplied in the following pack
types and sizes: opaque, strong plastic bottles. Pack sizes: 300ml
and 500ml. The active ingredient, lactulose, belongs to a group of
therapeutic medicines known as osmotic laxatives which
encourage regular bowel movements.
The product licence holder is:
Sandoz Ltd, Woolmer Way, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9QE.
The manufacturer is:
Canlac Corporation (ACIC Canada Inc.), Victoriaville, Quebec,
Canada.

As with all medicines, Lactulose solution may cause unwanted
effects in some people. Common effects include wind and
stomach pains or cramps. If you have any of these effects and
they become worse, inconvenient or upsetting, see your doctor or
pharmacist. If you experience any other unpleasant effects which
you think could be caused by this medicine you should contact
your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
STORING YOUR MEDICINE
Do not take Lactulose Solution after the expiry date shown on the
label. Any out of date medicines should be returned to your
pharmacist for disposal.
Lactulose solution should be stored below 25°C. Do not allow it
to freeze. If you notice any defects in the solution, take it to your
pharmacist for advice before using it.

USES
Lactulose Solution is useful as a treatment for constipation and
hepatic encephalopathy where immediate bowel evacuation is
desirable which would have been diagnosed by your doctor (the
symptoms of which may include drowsiness, confusion, difficulty
in performing day-to-day tasks, and coma).
BEFORE TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
DO NOT take this medicine before telling your doctor if:
are, or might be, pregnant or you are breast feeding.
• You
are allergic or sensitive to lactulose, or any of the other
• You
ingredients in this medicine.
You
any obstruction in your gut or intestines.
• You have
sensitive or intolerant to lactose.
• You are
• require a galactose-free diet.
It is very important that you tell your doctor if you are taking any
other medicines, including those you may have bought yourself,
without a prescription.

Date of revision: December 2007
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Your medicines can harm them.
REMEMBER this medicine is for you. Never give it to others it may
harm them even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
This leaflet applies to Lactulose Solution BP only.

Lactulose Solution BP 500

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LACTULOSE
Please read this carefully before you start to take your medicine.
This leaflet provides a summary of the information available on
your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about
anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Lactulose Solution BP.

ml

Lactulose Solution BP 500ml

A0289/2

Also includes lactose, fructose and D-galactose.
Almus Pharmaceuticals
Dosage - CONSTIPATION
Almus is a registered trademark ®
Adults: Initially 15ml (3x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
Children: 1-5 years – 5ml (1x5ml spoonful) twice daily. 5-10 years – 10ml (2x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
The above dosage serves as a guide. Dosage may vary depending on the condition.
Eventually the dosage should be adjusted, usually reduced to meet the needs of the individual.
HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY:
Initially 30-50ml (6-10x5ml spoonfuls) three times daily: Adjust dose to produce 2 or 3 soft stools daily.
Please note: Due to the action of Lactulose Solution BP it may take 2-3 days to show results.
It is important to take the medicine regularly.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. For oral administration.
Each 5ml spoonful contains 3.4g of lactulose.
Store below 25 °C. Do not freeze. Please read the attached leaflet.
P
PL Holder: Sandoz Ltd, Bordon, Hants, GU35 9QE
PL 4416/0218

TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
Recommended doses follow. If the doctor prescribed this medicine
for you, he or she may have prescribed different doses to these.
If this applies to you, discuss it with the doctor, if you have not
already done so. You should always follow your doctor’s
instructions as to how and when to take your medicine.
Your pharmacist may be able to advise if you are not sure. Exactly
how much medicine, and how often you must take it, will be
written on the label. Please read it carefully.
Lactulose solution should be swallowed by mouth. While you are
taking lactulose, drink plenty of water and fluids.
For the treatment of CONSTIPATION
Adults:
Initially 3 x 5ml spoonfuls (15ml), twice a day.
Children aged 5 to 10 years:
Two x 5ml spoonfuls (10ml), twice a day.
Children aged 1 to 5 years:
One x 5ml spoonful (5ml), twice a day.

WHAT IS IN YOUR MEDICINE?
Each 5ml spoonful of Lactulose Solution contains 3.4g of
lactulose, the active ingredient.
It also contains lactose, D-galactose, fructose, D-tagatose and
epilactose.
Lactulose Solution contains less than 0.03g of fructose per 5ml.
When taken according to the dosage recommendations, each dose
supplies up to 0.3g of fructose (based on a dose of 10 x 5ml
spoonfuls). Unsuitable in hereditary fructose intolerance,

Please note that your dosage may vary, depending on the
condition. Your dosage may be adjusted by your doctor to meet
your individual needs.
FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY
Initially 6 to 10 x 5ml spoonfuls (30ml to 50ml), three times a
day. The dosage may be adjusted until you produce 2 or 3 soft
stools a day. If you are unsure about how to go about this, see
your doctor. If you suffer with diarrhoea whilst taking lactulose,
your dosage will need to be reduced. Discuss this with your doctor
or pharmacist.
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you
remember. If your next dose is due within 3 hours, take a single
dose straight away and skip the next.
If you take an unintentional extra dose, this should not cause
problems. If you or someone else has taken too much lactulose or
a large overdose has been taken, contact your doctor or hospital
accident and emergency department immediately.

Lactulose Solution BP 500
0000 0000

Peel here but
do not remove

Also includes lactose, fructose and D-galactose.
Almus Pharmaceuticals
Dosage - CONSTIPATION
Almus is a registered trademark ®
Adults: Initially 15ml (3x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
Children: 1-5 years – 5ml (1x5ml spoonful) twice daily. 5-10 years – 10ml (2x5ml spoonfuls) twice daily.
The above dosage serves as a guide. Dosage may vary depending on the condition.
Eventually the dosage should be adjusted, usually reduced to meet the needs of the individual.
HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY:
Initially 30-50ml (6-10x5ml spoonfuls) three times daily: Adjust dose to produce 2 or 3 soft stools daily.
Please note: Due to the action of Lactulose Solution BP it may take 2-3 days to show results.
It is important to take the medicine regularly.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. For oral administration.
Each 5ml spoonful contains 3.4g of lactulose.
Store below 25 °C. Do not freeze. Please read the attached leaflet.
P
PL Holder: Sandoz Ltd, Bordon, Hants, GU35 9QE
PL 4416/0218

POSITIONAL

ml

Lactulose Solution BP 300ml

should only be given to babies and young children after
consultation with a doctor. This product also contains less than
0.4g of D-galactose and less than 0.4g of lactose (per 5ml).
When taken according to the dosage recommendations, each dose
supplies up to 4g of D-galactose and up to 4g of lactose (based on
a dose of 10 x 5ml spoonfuls). Unsuitable for people with lactase
insufficiency, galactosaemia or glucose / galactose malabsorption
syndrome. Lactulose Solution is supplied in the following pack
types and sizes: opaque, strong plastic bottles. Pack sizes: 300ml
and 500ml. The active ingredient, lactulose, belongs to a group of
therapeutic medicines known as osmotic laxatives which
encourage regular bowel movements.
The product licence holder is:
Sandoz Ltd, Woolmer Way, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9QE.
The manufacturer is:
Canlac Corporation (ACIC Canada Inc.), Victoriaville, Quebec,
Canada.

As with all medicines, Lactulose solution may cause unwanted
effects in some people. Common effects include wind and
stomach pains or cramps. If you have any of these effects and
they become worse, inconvenient or upsetting, see your doctor or
pharmacist. If you experience any other unpleasant effects which
you think could be caused by this medicine you should contact
your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
STORING YOUR MEDICINE
Do not take Lactulose Solution after the expiry date shown on the
label. Any out of date medicines should be returned to your
pharmacist for disposal.
Lactulose solution should be stored below 25°C. Do not allow it
to freeze. If you notice any defects in the solution, take it to your
pharmacist for advice before using it.

USES
Lactulose Solution is useful as a treatment for constipation and
hepatic encephalopathy where immediate bowel evacuation is
desirable which would have been diagnosed by your doctor (the
symptoms of which may include drowsiness, confusion, difficulty
in performing day-to-day tasks, and coma).
BEFORE TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
DO NOT take this medicine before telling your doctor if:
are, or might be, pregnant or you are breast feeding.
• You
are allergic or sensitive to lactulose, or any of the other
• You
ingredients in this medicine.
You
any obstruction in your gut or intestines.
• You have
sensitive or intolerant to lactose.
• You are
• require a galactose-free diet.
It is very important that you tell your doctor if you are taking any
other medicines, including those you may have bought yourself,
without a prescription.

Date of revision: December 2007
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Your medicines can harm them.
REMEMBER this medicine is for you. Never give it to others it may
harm them even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
This leaflet applies to Lactulose Solution BP only.

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