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Lactulose (Duphalac) Summary

Description: A synthetic disaccharide used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. It has also been used in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p887)

Also Known As: Duphalac; Amivalex; Normase; D-Fructose, 4-O-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-

Networked: 867 relevant articles (102 outcomes, 139 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Lactulose is Relevant

  1. Hepatic Encephalopathy : 35 outcomes 36 studies in 243 results
  2. Constipation : 23 outcomes 32 studies in 115 results
  3. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis) : 10 outcomes 6 studies in 49 results
  4. Colitis : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 12 results
  5. Crohn Disease (Crohn's Disease) : 4 outcomes in 33 results
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Drugs Related to Lactulose

  1. Mannitol (Osmitrol)
  2. lactitol
  3. Polyethylene Glycols (Polyethylene Glycol)
  4. Neomycin
  5. Sorbitol (Yal)
  6. rifaximin (L 105)
  7. Hydrogen
  8. Rhamnose
  9. Glucose (Dextrose)
  10. Ammonia
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Therapies Related to Lactulose

  1. Oral Administration
  2. Enema (Enemas)
  3. Surgical Portasystemic Shunt (Portosystemic Shunt)
  4. Long-Term Care
  5. Antibiotic Prophylaxis
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