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Lactulose (Generic) Oral Solution

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Size: 16-oz
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Description

Lactulose is a liquid medication prescribed to soften stools and manage the uncomfortable symptoms of constipation. It can also be used to help support animals who suffer from liver problems. Because it comes in a liquid form, it's easy to administer—simply add it to regular meals or give directly. Customers may receive this drug under the names Enulose, Cephulac, Kristalose.

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Uses

Lactulose is used as a stool softener to help treat constipation. It has also been used in the treatment of liver disease to help prevent ammonia from building up in the blood.

Possible Side Effects

Diarrhea, loss of appetite, flatulence (increased gas), and cramping have been reported. Gastrointestinal side effects can subside with time. Other side effects may occur. An allergic reaction to Lactulose is possible. Your pet may experience swelling, listlessness, and shock if this occurs. If your pet appears sick in any way after receiving Lactulose, contact your veterinarian immediately. Let your veterinarian know if your pet produces less than 2-3 soft stools per day.

Drug & Food Interactions

Let your veterinarian know about any other medications or supplements your pet is taking before starting Lactulose. Some antibiotics, oral antacids, and other laxatives may interact with Lactulose. Other drug interactions are possible.

Precautions

This medication should not be used in pets who are hypersensitive to Lactulose. Lactulose may also alter insulin requirements in diabetic pets.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146745
  • Generic Name
    Lactulose
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Enulose, Cephulac, Kristalose
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Solution
  • Health Condition
    Digestive Issues, Liver Disease
  • Drug Type
    Laxative
Ingredients

Lactulose, Lactose, Sodium Hydroxide, Purified Water.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Use this medication as directed by your veterinarian. If you forget a dose, give it as soon as possible but do not give two doses at the same time.

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperatures of 59° - 86°F. Avoid excessive heat.

FAQ

What is Lactulose?

This is an oral medication that is used to help manage constipation in cats and dogs. It can also be used to help support pets who suffer from liver problems.

What are the benefits of Lactulose?

  • Liquid formulation allows for easy administration.
  • Softens stools to help ease constipation.
  • Can assist in the management of feline megacolon.
  • Helps reduce chances of hepatic encephalopathy in pets with liver disease.

How is this medication given?

Give this medication by mouth exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

Lactulose is a liquid medication so It may be easiest to deliver it to your pet using a syringe. Some animals may not like the taste of Lactulose (especially cats).

If you are not sure how to give this medication properly, contact your veterinarian for further instructions.

How does this medication work?

Lactulose is the active ingredient that helps to draw water into the stool which helps to increase volume and works to make each stool softer and easier to pass. Lactulose can also prevent the absorption of ammonia from the gut so it can be helpful in the management of liver disease.

What results can I expect?

Lactulose is effective in softening the stools in pets who suffer from constipation. Pets using this medication should pass 2-3 soft stools per day.

Symptoms can return if medication is discontinued.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    By boymom1 on Dec 13, 2021

    So my vet originally prescribed this because my baby boy has colon and bowel movement issues. He tolerates it well and it does work quickly. I didn't realize that I was ordering such a huge bottle,but at least it'll last us a while.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems To Be Working

    By Anatolian on Dec 19, 2021

    It seems to be doing the job - I have 2 older cats that are getting constipated (on raw food ) and one dose of this and they are good to go!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    good product, poor packaging

    By JackSprat on Nov 21, 2021

    My cat likes this and it works well for her. But how are we supposed to get the liquid into the syringe? Why isn't there a plastic cover with a hole in it under the lid for easy dispensing?

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, received quickly

    By Pede on Nov 26, 2021

    I wish it came with something to dispense it to my dog, as it is a liquid. Had to buy a baby eye dropper, which works now but will not when the jar gets more empty.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a long term medication

    By Deanna on Dec 24, 2021

    Price I paid for months of lactulose was what I paid for a 2 week supply! Well worth it! Thank you!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    How much to order

    By Popup on Nov 8, 2021

    I saved money by ordering from Chewy. But I ORDERED TWO 16 oz. bottles by mistake. I'll have enough for my cat for about two years. :)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great item

    By Bxlou on Jan 10, 2022

    Great value from pricing, availability and service

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Lactulose oral solution

    By Brook on Dec 10, 2021

    This is prescriptions med, it helps for my dog situation.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Really is a good choice

    By Kitten1133 on Nov 7, 2021

    I keep this on hand if my kitty becomes severely constipated

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Constipation Relief

    By Teddy on Apr 10, 2021

    My kitty suffers from chronic constipation and this solution is the best for his problem. Keeps him healthy and happy! We use a baby syringe (or get one from the veterinarian) and it works great!

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