Duphalac oral solution contains a laxative called lactulose. Duphalac may contain small amounts of milk sugars (e.g. lactose), galactose, epilactose or fructose.
As a prebiotic substance, lactulose intensifies the growth of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, while Clostridium and Escherichia coli may be suppressed, leading to alleviation of Constipation (infrequent bowel movements, hard and dry stools).
To produce soft stools.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Dosing in constipation or for stool softening: Starting dose [Maintenance dose]: Adults 10 - 45 ml [10 - 25 ml]; Children (7-14 years) 15 ml [10 -15 ml]; Children (1-6 years) 5 - 10 ml [5 - 10 ml]; Infants under 1 year Up to 5 ml [Up to 5 ml].
Based upon treatment response the doctor may adjust the starting dose to the maintenance dose after a few days. Several (2-3) days of treatment may be needed before treatment effect occurs.
Take Duphalac diluted or undiluted. Swallow the medicine quickly. Do not keep it in the mouth. Take the dosage preferably once a day at the same time. During treatment with laxatives, drink sufficient amounts of fluids (6-8 glasses).
DO NOT TAKE DUPHALAC: If the patient is allergic to lactulose or any of the ingredients of Duphalac, in case of overdose:
The patient may experience diarrhoea, flatulence, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and electrolyte imbalance due to diarrhoea.
Hypersensitivity, rash, pruritus, urticaria and erythema may occur.