Lactulose Solution 16oz

Lactulose Solution 16oz
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Lactulose is used in cats and dogs as a laxative. Lactulose requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

How it works

Lactulose is a disaccharide sugar composed of galactose and fructose. Unlike other sugars, its not absorbed into the blood. It passes unchanged to the large intestine. In the large intestine, lactulose is broken down by bacteria, resulting in the production of various acids. These acids draw water into the colon, softening the stool and increasing the volume, resulting in a laxative effect.

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature (59-86°F), away from moisture and heat.

How to Use

Pet Weitht Dosage
Dogs All weight The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed
Cats All weights The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed

Cautions

Side effects of lactulose include symptoms of flatulence, bloated stomach, and cramping. Diarrhea and dehydration are symptoms of overdose. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic, or pregnant or lactating.

Side Effects

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving lactulose and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving lactulose and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences flatulence, abdominal cramps, diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.