Who can use Duphalac?1

Patients who may experience constipation

  • Young children
  • Adolescents
  • Elderly and geriatric persons
  • Polymorbid patients
  • Diabetics
  • Pregnant and postpartal women
  • Nursing mothers
  • Patients with renal failure
  • Patients with diverticular disease
  • Patients on opiates
  • Users of constipating medications
  • Recently operated patients
  • Multiple sclerosis patients
  • Paraplegics
  • Terminally ill patients

 

Underlying disorders in which promotion of a soft stool is of benefit

  • Haemorrhoidal diseases
  • Diverticular disease
  • Anal fissures
  • Perianal thrombosis
  • Large hernias
  • After heart operations
  • After stroke

References:
1. Data on File, Duphalac® (lactulose), CCDS, dated 15th July 2013.