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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about CEPHULAC

What is CEPHULAC?

What is CEPHULAC?

CEPHULAC is the brand name for lactulose and is available as an oral solution.

What dosages is CEPHULAC available in?

What dosages is CEPHULAC available in?

CEPHULAC is available as a 10 g/15 ml oral solution.

What is CEPHULAC used for?

What is CEPHULAC used for?

CEPHULAC is an osmotic laxative that is used to treat constipation and for the prevention and treatment of brain-related complications from liver problems (hepatic encephalopathy).

How does CEPHULAC work?

How does CEPHULAC work?

CEPHULAC is an osmotic laxative. It eases constipation by drawing more fluid into the gut. This helps soften the stool and makes it easier to pass. People with liver problems can have high ammonia levels. A build-up of ammonia in the body can lead to brain-related problems, such as confusion or sleepiness. CEPHULAC can help treat hepatic encephalopathy by lowering the amount of ammonia in your gut.

How do I take CEPHULAC?

How do I take CEPHULAC?

CEPHULAC is typically by mouth taken by mouth 3 to 4 times daily.

Is it safe for me to take CEPHULAC?

Is it safe for me to take CEPHULAC?

CEPHULAC is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you require a low galactose diet.

CEPHULAC Common Side Effects

CEPHULAC Common Side Effects

Common side effects of CEPHULAC include:

  • Flatulence or passing gas
  • Stomach cramps
  • Dehydration (low fluids in the body)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
CEPHULAC Serious Side Effects

CEPHULAC Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with CEPHULAC.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CEPHULAC

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CEPHULAC

The following medications may interact with CEPHULAC:

  • Other laxatives should not be used, especially during the initial phase of therapy for encephalopathy, because the loose stools resulting from their use may falsely suggest that adequate lactulose dosage has been achieved
Who makes CEPHULAC?

Who makes CEPHULAC?

Rising Pharmaceuticals

Is CEPHULAC safe in pregnancy?

Is CEPHULAC safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if CEPHULAC will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving CEPHULAC, talk to your healthcare provider.

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