Information about Lactitol

Lactitol uses

Lactitol is used in constipation.

How lactitol works

Lactitol works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects of lactitol


Available Medicine for Lactitol

  • ₹107 to ₹196
    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹104 to ₹210
    Medley Pharmaceuticals
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹90 to ₹169
    Cipla Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹197
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹110 to ₹200
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹72 to ₹219
    Zydus Cadila
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹235
    Micro Labs Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹20
    La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹154
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹145 to ₹275
    FDC Ltd
    3 variant(s)

Expert advice for Lactitol

  • Avoid taking a Lactitol for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Together with Lactitol, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • A Lactitol should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Lactitol contains sugars.
  • Take Lactitol after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.

Content on this page was last updated on 31 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)