|Weight:||3.35 gm/5 ml|
|Type:||Concentrated Oral Solution|
|Therapeutic Class:||Osmotic purgatives|
|Manufacturer:||Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd.|
|Last Updated:||2020-11-19 18:15:00|
Actilac Concentrated Oral Solution contains Lactulose. Actilac uses:
Lactulose is used in the treatment of chronic and habitual constipation, treatment of acute and the prevention and treatment of chronic Portal-systemic encephalopathy including the stages of hepatic pre-coma and coma.
Lactulose is a hyperosmolar laxative which is used as an effective treatment approach for constipation. It is a non-absorbable disaccharide which draws water into the bowel; causes distention through fluid accumulation, thus promotes soft stool and accelerates bowel motion.
Actilac Concentrated Oral Solution contains Lactulose 3.35 gm/5 ml. Actilac doses:
Adults (including elderly): 3 tea spoonful or 15 ml twice daily
Children 5 to 10 years: 2 tea spoonful or 10 ml twice daily
Children under 5 years: 1 tea spoonful or 5 ml twice daily
Babies under 1 year: ½ tea spoonful or 2.5 ml twice daily (paediatric dose should be given after breakfast)
Each dose of Lactulose may, if necessary, be taken with water or fruit juices, usually once a day, preferably in the morning. If a dose is forgotten it should be taken as soon as one remembers up to 8 hours before bedtime. If later, wait for next scheduled dose (don’t double this dose). Don’t take at bedtime. Usual time lapse before drug works is 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Life threatening: None expected
Common: Increased thirst, cramps, nausea, diarrhoea, flatulence
Infrequent: Irregular heart beat, muscle cramps
Rare: Dizziness, confusion, fatigue, weakness.
Lactulose causes a decrease in blood ammonia concentration and reduces the degree of portal-systemic encephalopathy. These actions are considered to be results of the following:
It should be avoided if one is allergic to any hyperosmotic laxative, have symptoms of appendicitis, inflammatory bowel diseases or intestinal blockage, have missed a bowel movement for only 1 or 2 days. Adverse reactions over age 60 year may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons.
Reduced effect with non-absorbable antacids, neomycin and other oral anti-infectives. Concomitant use with other laxatives may falsely suggest that adequate lactulose dosage has been achieved.
In pregnancy no proven problems were detected. Avoid the drug if possible. Consultation with physician is required. It has no side effect during breast feeding. Lactulose oral solution could be used in infants and children only under medical supervision. It should not be used to ‘flush out’ the system or as a ‘tonic'.
Lactulose is contraindicated in patients with galactosaemia and intestinal obstruction.
There have been no reports of accidental overdosage. In the event of acute overdosage it is expected that diarrhoea and abdominal cramps would be the major symptoms.
Store between 15-30° C.
Actilac Concentrated Oral Solution price in Bangladesh 175.00