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Lactitol

Information

Uses

Lactitol is used in constipation

How it works

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

Common side effects

Dehydration

Available Medicine

  • ₹211 to ₹450
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    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
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    Cipla Ltd
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    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Mankind Pharma Ltd
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    Zydus Cadila
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  • ₹235
    Micro Labs Ltd
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  • ₹182
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    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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)