SAFETY PROFILE OF DUPHALAC®
Duphalac® has been used to treat constipation for all the family for more than 50 years.3
Like all medicines, Duphalac® may cause side effects in some people, When you start taking Duphalac®, you might experience flatulence. This will usually ease off after a few days.4
If you find that the side effects don’t go away, or bother you, try reducing your dose. If you’ve experienced excessive fluid loss caused by vomiting or diarrhea, this may result in an imbalance of electrolytes (salts and minerals found in the body). If you think this may be the case, talk to your doctor.4
HOW AND WHEN TO TAKE DUPHALAC®4
It’s important that you check the leaflet that comes with Duphalac® to make sure you’re starting on the right dose. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you’re not sure.
Take Duphalac® once or twice a day, After a few days the starting dosage may be reduced to a maintenance dose based upon treatment response.
Aim to drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluid during the day whilst you’re taking Duphalac® to help ease your constipation.
If you take Duphalac® for several days and there’s no improvement in your symptoms, see your doctor.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE IT?
If you forget to take your dose of Lactulose, don’t worry, just take your next dose at the usual time. It might help to set an alarm to remind you.14