Lactusan is a drug that enhances the absorption and excretion of ammonia molecules, stimulates the growth of acidophilic microorganisms, inhibits the reproduction processes of proteolytic microorganisms, reduces the synthesis of toxic substances that contain nitrogenous groups.
Release form and composition
Lactusan is available in the form of a syrup (in bottles of 100 and 300 ml, in a cardboard bundle one bottle complete with a measuring cup) and tablets (60 each in a package).
The active ingredient of the drug is lactulose (more than 36%). The lactose content is less than 12%, galactose is not more than 6%.
Indications for use
- Intestinal dysbiosis of varying severity, including in children;
- Chronic constipation in the elderly, children, pregnant women and patients who for a long time observe bed rest;
- Colitis and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- Liver diseases of various etiologies;
- Salmonellosis and protection against intestinal infections;
- Renal failure;
- Toxicosis of pregnant women, accompanied by functional disorders of the digestive system;
- Allergic reactions.
Lactusan can also be prescribed to correct the effects of antibiotic therapy or to activate the immune system of the intestine.
- Lactase deficiency;
- Individual intolerance to the components of the drug.
Dosing and Administration
Both dosage forms of Lactusan should be taken orally with meals (with food).
In the form of a syrup, the drug is prescribed: for adults - 10 ml (2 tsp), for children - 5 ml (1 tsp). Reception frequency - 2 times a day.
In the form of tablets: adults - 4-5 tablets 2 times a day, children over 5 years old - 3 tablets per day.
The duration of treatment is 7-14 days. The clinical effect occurs on the 2-3 day of taking Lactusan. When running dysbacteriosis, the course duration is increased by 1.5-2 times.
In order to improve the health of the aging organism, it is recommended to take the drug in a daily dose of 4-6 tablets or 20 ml of syrup.
At the beginning of taking Lactusana, flatulence may appear, but usually it passes on its own within 3 days.
In some cases, a laxative effect is noted after taking lactulose.
Overdose may cause abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. In this case, a dose adjustment of Lactusan is required.
Patients with hepatic encephalopathy, who take the drug in high doses for a long period, may develop electrolyte imbalance due to diarrhea.
If indicated, and under the supervision of a physician, the drug can be used during pregnancy.
If diarrhea develops as a result of taking Lactusan, the dose should be halved.
Neomycin, antibiotics, as well as magnesium, aluminum and calcium antacids reduce the effectiveness of lactulose.
With the simultaneous use of laxatives may develop severe diarrhea.
Terms and conditions of storage
Store at a temperature up to 20 ° C in a dark place with limited access for children.
Shelf life - 2 years.