Gastrointestinal

Teva-Lactulose

Uses

Teva-Lactulose is a laxative used for the relief of constipation.

Dosage/directions for use

Directions: Teva-Lactulose is usually taken once a day at the same time each day.

Usual dose: 10 to 20 g (15 to 30 mL) per day (15 mL is equivalent to 1 tablespoon); Dosage may be increased up to a maximum of 40 g (60 mL) per day.

Maintenance dose: 15 mL daily (1 sachet).


Ingredients

Each mL of this oral solution contains: 667 mg of lactulose.

Non-medicinal ingredients: Epilactose, fructose, galactose, lactose, tagatose and water (with or without fruit or plum flavours).


Storage

Store between 15oC and 30°C.

Protect from freezing.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.


Precautions

Diabetics should use only on the advice of a physician.

Do not use in the presence of abdominal pain, nausea, fever or vomiting.

Overuse or extended use may cause dependence for bowel function. Do not take any type of laxative for more than 1 week unless under the advice of a physician.

A laxative should not be taken within 2 hours of another medicine because the desired effect of the other medicine may be reduced.

Should not be used except on the advice of a physician by women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant, or patients requiring a low galactose diet.

Before taking this product, please tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies to milk components, and/or any ingredient(s) listed in the product.

In case of accidental overdose, contact a healthcare practitioner, hospital emergency department or regional Poison Control Centre immediately even if there are no symptoms.