Lactulose solution for the treatment of constipation (chronic).
Actilax Mixture is a lactulose solution for the effective treatment of chronic constipation. Since Actilax solution relieves constipation by producing a physiological change in the colon, it may take from 24 to 48 hours before normal defecation occurs. Actilax Mixture can be mixed with fruit juice, water or milk. In general, patients taking Actilax for constipation should drink plenty of fluids and ensure there is a sufficient fibre in their diet.
- Adults: Usual initial dose is 15-30ml daily. After 2days dose may be reduced to 10-25ml daily for maintenance.
- Children: Usual Daily Dose: 7-14 years 15ml 10ml; 1-6 years 10ml 5-10ml
- Infants: Under 1 year 5ml 3-5ml
Actilax should not be administered to infants under 6 months of age, unless advised by your doctor. May be taken mixed with fruit juice, water or milk. In general, patients taking actilax for constipation should drink plenty of fluids and ensure that there is adequate fibre in their diet.
It is recommended that if Actilax is given to infants and children for periods greater than 1 month, this should be done under medical supervision. Prolonged use of laxatives is undesirable. Keep out of reach of children.