Osmotic Laxatives (Laxative)

Constipation, hepatic encephalopathy.

Dosage & Administration:
Constipation: Initially Osmolax® solution may be given twice daily. In due course the dose should be adjusted according to the needs of the individual, but the following serves as a guide:-
Starting dose:
Adults: (including the elderly) - 15 ml twice daily.
Children: 5 to 10 years - 10 ml twice daily.
Children under 5 years - 5 ml twice daily.
Babies under 1 year - 2.5 ml twice daily.
Osmolax® solution may, if necessary, be taken with water, fruit juice etc.

Hepatic encephalopathy:
Adults (including the elderly): Initially 30-50 ml three times a day. Subsequently adjust the dose to produce two or three soft stools each day.
Children: No dosage recommended for this indication.
Because of Lactulose's physiological mode of action it may take up to 48 hours before effects are obtained. However, clinical experience has shown that this medicament does exhibit a 'carry-over' effect, which may enable the patient to reduce the dose gradually over a period of time. A maintenance dose of 15 ml per day provides only 14 kilocalories and is therefore, unlikely to adversely affect diabetic patients.

Osmolax® solution 100 ml: Box containing 100 ml solution in PET bottle
Osmolax® solution 200 ml: Box containing 200 ml solution in PET bottle

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