The Brand Name OSMOWIN Has Generic Salt :: Lactulose
OSMOWIN Is From Company Win-Medicare Priced :: Rs. 74.55/137.55
OSMOWIN have Lactulose is comes under Sub class Cathartics,Laxatives,Fecal Softeners of Main Class Gastrointestinal System
Main Medicine Class:: Gastrointestinal System Sub Medicine Class :: Cathartics,Laxatives,Fecal Softeners
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Indications for Drugs ::
Constipation, Hepatic encephalopathy
Drug Dose ::
Constipation: Adults: Initially 15 ml twice daily, adjusted according to patient’s need. Children: Under 1 year: 2.5 ml twice daily 1-5 years: 5 ml twice daily 5-10 years: 10 ml twice daily Hepatic encephalopathy: 30-50 ml 3 times daily, subsequently adjusted to produce 2-3 soft stools daily.
Lactulose is contraindicated in patients with galactosaemia and intestinal obstruction.
Drug Precautions ::
It should be used with caution in patients with lactose intolerance and diabetes.
Drug Side Effects ::
Initial dosing may produce flatulence and intestinal cramps, which are usually transient. Excessive dosage can lead to diarrhoea.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Lactulose promotes peristalsis by producing an osmotic effect in the colon with resultant distention. In hepatic encephalopathy, it reduces absorption of ammonium ions and toxic nitrogenous compounds, resulting in reduced blood ammonia concentrations.
Drug Interactions ::
May prevent release of mesalazine in the colon. Decreased effect with oral neomycin, antacids.