Disease Information for Lactulose (Cephulac) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Abdominal bloating
Abdominal Bloating in Children
Abdominal Bloating in Elderly
Abdominal Distension
Abdominal Distension in Children
Abdominal distension/protrusion/sign
Abdominal Distention
Abdominal fullness feeling
Bloating and Gas
Bloating and 'gas'/Flatulence
Diarrhea
Diarrhea and Weight Loss
Diarrhea, chronic
Flatulence
Infant abdominal distension/bloating
Protruberant Abdomen
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
STOOL acid/PH low
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Ammonia blood (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Sodium, serum (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Hyperammonemia
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute gastroenteritis
Drug induced Diarrhea.
Hypernatremia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Laxative medication (example)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
ADMIN PHARM, Administration Pharmacy, Administrations Pharmacy, D Fructose 4 O beta D galactopyranosyl, Lactulose, Lactulose (product), Lactulose (substance), LACTULOSE PREPARATION, Lactulose product, PHARM ADMIN, pharmacy administration, Pharmacy Administrations, Brand name/Acilac (Lactulose), Brand name/Cephulac (Lactulose), Brand name/Chronulac (Lactulose)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose Rectal enema/suppository available
DRUG/Generic available
Definition

Laxative drug; Non absorbed sugar osmotic diarrhea which is fermented by gut bacteria causing acid stool; excellent for removal of ammonia in liver failure; safe in infants

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