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79 People found this comment helpful

I have a history of diverticulosis. Twice now when food got trapped in the intestine pockets, I have been prescribed Lactulose. When I asked how this worked so quickly to eliminate my pain, the doctor explained this medication acts as a magnet to enter the pockets and then eliminates the rotting food particles trapped in there. It creates moisture and sends it on its way thru the intestines where...

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6 People found this comment helpful

MY DOCTOR HAS PRESCRIBED THIS FOR APPROXIMATELY 8 YEARS! I HAD TO INCREASE AND INCREASE THE DOSAGE FOR IT TO WORK, SO NOW I HAVE TO TAKE THE STRONGER LINZESS WITH IT. IT DOES GIVE ONE GAS. I ALWAYS THOUGHT CONTINUED USE OF A LAXATIVE WAS BAD FOR US? WHY DOES MY DR. KEEP ME ON IT FOR SO LONG? BECAUSE I'D NEVER GO WITHOUT IT (I HAVE A TWISTED COLON) AND NOW I THINK I HAVE A BLOCKAGE…….BELLY...

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BSR | 45-54 | Male | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
5/23/2021
Condition: Impaired Brain Function due to Liver Disease
Overall rating 5.0
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I have cirrhosis. Had a T procedure done. Dr felt I was young enough and my liver would still filter enough toxins. She was wrong. Lactulose solved the encephalitis issue. Cleans your system thoroughly. Without it I would likely be institutionalized or pass on if it resulted in a coma. Great medication for my case.

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Nanny Deb | 55-64 | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
3/23/2021
Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
Overall rating 3.0
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Had major surgery and still deal with Carcinoid Cancer and have bad constipation. After 1st dose of Lactulose I experienced Severe cramping in upper to mid back area - I thought I was having a heart attack! Eventually it did help with constipation but who wants to go thru that? I found a daily drink of home brewed Kefir Water works naturally and quite well. If I have any more issues I will try Olive Oil! Great advice, go natural.

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rapidcycler | 45-54 | On medication for 10 years or more | Patient
12/21/2018
Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
Overall rating 5.0
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I suffer from constipative IBS. It was prescribed by my gastroenterologist over 20 years ago to produce bowel movements. I love this drug as a laxative. A couple of tablespoons will generally produce a bowel movement within 24 hrs...COMFORTABLY. I appreciate the lack of cramping and tenesmus. Now, at 52, I need it after procedures requiring narcotic painkillers mainly. I get horribly constipated from them. Unfortunately doctors are not familiar with it as a laxative and freak out when I request a liver drug...Works great as a laxative.

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Pammiepi | 45-54 | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
1/29/2018
Condition: High Amount of Ammonium in the Blood
Overall rating 3.7
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I suffer from Liver Disease so I accumulate high (according to blood tests, "critical") amounts of ammonia in my blood. I used Lactulose early on as prescribed, but also was given Xifaxan, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which does the same thing PLUS it treats IBS-D, which I also have! Unfortunately, Xifaxin is super expensive, which is ashame, since it treats BOTH IBS-D

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julie | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
8/23/2017
Condition: Impaired Brain Function due to Liver Disease
Overall rating 1.0
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has not helped at all!

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