Lactulose powder is a non-absorbable sugar used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. It is used by mouth for constipation and either by mouth or in the rectum for hepatic encephalopathy. Lactulose is made from the milk sugar lactose, which is composed of two simple sugars, galactose and glucose.
1. Lactulose is used in the treatment of chronic constipation in patients of all ages as a long-term treatment.
2. Lactulose is useful in treating hyperammonemia.
3. It is generally regarded as safe during breastfeeding.