Kristalose

Last updated on RxList: 11/4/2020
Kristalose Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Kristalose?

Kristalose (lactulose) For Oral Solution is a synthetic disaccharide indicated for the treatment of constipation.

What Are Side Effects of Kristalose?

Common side effects of Kristalose include:

Dosage for Kristalose

The usual adult dosage of Kristalose is 10 g to 20 g of lactulose daily. The dose of Kristalose may be increased to 40 g daily if necessary. Twenty-four to 48 hours may be required to produce a normal bowel movement.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Kristalose?

Kristalose may interact with antacids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Kristalose During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant before using Kristalose. It is unknown if Kristalose passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Kristalose (lactulose) For Oral Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using lactulose and call your doctor at once if you have severe or ongoing diarrhea.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • bloating, gas;
  • stomach pain;
  • diarrhea; or
  • nausea, vomiting.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Kristalose (Kristalose Lactulose Oral Solution)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Precise frequency data are not available.

Initial dosing may produce flatulence and intestinal cramps, which are usually transient. Excessive dosage can lead to diarrhea with potential complications such as loss of fluids, hypokalemia, and hypernatremia.

Nausea and vomiting have been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Kristalose (Kristalose Lactulose Oral Solution)

© Kristalose Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Kristalose Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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