Teva-Lactulose is a laxative that is used to relieve constipation. The active ingredient is lactulose, which is a liquid that reaches the colon virtually unchanged. Once there, the active parts of lactulose draw water into the bowel so that stool is moved through and is easier to pass. Teva-Lactulose works over a period of about 24 to 48 hours.
People with diabetes should consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Do not use Teva-Lactulose if you have abdominal pain, nausea, fever, or are vomiting.
Overusing or using lactulose for an extended period of time may cause your bowel function to become dependent on the laxative. Do not take any type of laxative for more than one week unless your doctor advises you to.
If you have been experiencing constipation for a prolonged period of time you should consult a doctor and be examined before starting treatment with Teva-Lactulose. Long term impairment of bowel movement may be a sign of a more serious illness. Symptoms like abdominal pains, vomiting and fever could be a sign of such serious illness, such as gastrointestinal inflammation.
This medicine can interact with other medicines. Do not take a laxative within 2 hours of another medicine because the desired effect of the other medicine may be reduced. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medicines you are taking.
Pregnant women and women who may become pregnant should not use Teva-Lactulose unless advised to by their doctor. Breast-feeding women should consult their doctor before taking Teva-Lactulose.
Before taking Teva-Lactulose, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any blockage in your bowel that is not due to constipation, if you require a low galactose or low lactulose diet, or if you have any allergies to lactulose or any ingredients listed in the container.
Each mL of liquid contains 667 mg of lactulose.
Nonmedicinal ingredients: Plum flavouring, water