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Lactulose

Also known as Cephulac and Chronulac

Lactulose (/ˈlæktjʉloʊz/) is a synthetic, non-digestible sugar used in the treatment of chronic constipation and hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease. It is a disaccharide (double-sugar) formed from one molecule each of the simple sugars (monosaccharides) fructose and galactose. It is produced commercially by isomerization of lactose.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $23.52 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed lactulose to treat chronic constipation, constipation, cirrhosis, and viral hepatitis.

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