Drug Information for Lactulose Solution USP10 g/15 mLRx Only (Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.): DESCRIPTION

  • Lactulose is a synthetic disaccharide in solution form for oral administration. Each 15 mL of Lactulose Solution contains: 10 g lactulose (and less than 1.6 g galactose, less than 1.2 g lactose, and 1.2 g or less of other sugars). Also contains FD&C Yellow No. 6, purified water, and flavoring. Sodium hydroxide used to adjust pH . The pH range is 2.5 to 6.5.

    Lactulose is a colonic acidifier which promotes laxation.

    The chemical name for lactulose is 4-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-D-fructofuranose. It has the following structural formula:

    The molecular weight is 342.30. It is freely soluble in water.

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