Average Rating: 2.7 (31 Ratings)

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 5  Constipation after WLS I get gas, diarrhea and stomach gurgling. I use lactulose once a week. I have constipation after having WLS. It usually works in less than 30 minutes if my stomach is empty. Works better than anything else I've tried. F 34 1 months
30MG 1X W
 1  Atonic colon Extreme stomach distention from gas that I couldn't pass, I couldn't go out of the house because I felt awful and my gut made so much noise it was embarrassing. And, sadly, it didn't cause bowel movements. F 72 4 weeks
15mg 3X D
 1  Constipation due to painkillers Terrible bloating and discomfort F 78 1 days
10 1X D
 2  HE Diarrhea and weight gain.... Didn't understand going all the time... Full... And gaining weight.... Caused more depression and disgust F 35 5 days
30 mg 3X D
 1  Ammonia level in blood. Stomach cramps , pain.though out lower intestines. I've gained 32 pounds in six days..My stomach and legs are huge. My face is swollen, lips and eyes. This product has only brought more pain & worry into my life. F 66 6 days
30 ml 3X D
 1  constipation It took 3 doses to produce a small movement followed by watery liquid. Next day 1 more dose to try for movement. 1 very watery movement. Didn't seem like very much actual poop. Now having lots of painful, bloating gas. I won't take it again. I should have read reviews first. Probably would have tried something different. F 64 1 days
30 mg 3 ti 3X D
 3  IBS-C Terrible gas, nausea, bloating, severe rumbling and gurgling, stomach distention, headache, weight gain of approximately 4 pounds in 7 days. This was prescribed after my insurance refused to pay for Linzess, which worked amazingly. I also tried trulance which did not work as well. This is terrible medication. I have forced myself to take it thinking after a couple days things would level out however I think it's getting worse. I can go a day having 1 bowel movement and then not have another for 2 days. Even after a bowel movement I'm so uncomfortable and bloated. F 38 1 weeks
30ML 1X D
 3  Severe constipation Worked wonderfully with bowels and nothing else worked but and this is huge I have gained 25 pounds and I excercise more and eat less and was told it wasn't lactulose but I'm stopping this is insane I've never had weight issues F 65 2 years
1X D
 1  Constipation Extreme bloating, dizziness and horrendous smelly flatulence. Still not going to the toilet enough. F 42 3 days
30 1X D
 1  Severe constipation Extreme stomach rumbling, gas, bloating very bad, stomach discomfort. No bowel movement . Gained 1 pound each day. I stopped taking it after 3 days due to all the above. Will not take it again. I have chronic constipation and have had it for many years and this medication does not work for me. F 58 3 days
15 ml 2X D
 1  Severe constipation Through the whole treatment it worked only 3 times, i gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks! F 25 14 days
45 Mg 4X D
 4  Chronic constipation still on med. Extreme bloating diarrhea cramps gas nauseous. Sometimes it works great sometimes it doesnt. I think the most i went in 1 day was 14 times and others days i dont go. F 29 30 days
60 ml 2x d 2X D
 5  Chronic constipation Diarrohea, slight cramps and nausea. I suffer with quite bad constipation and can go a full week without going to the toilet. I was prescribed Lactulose a few months ago but hadn't taken it. I had a flare up of constipation and felt a lot of discomfort in my abdomen and sluggish so I took one single dose of Lactulose. About an hour later I started to get nausea which made me take one of my antisickness tablets and then another 3 hours later I got gurgling in my stomach and had to run to the toilet. I had bad diarrohea for the following couple of hours but felt a lot better from it. It says on the bottle that it takes 48 hours to work but this was not the case for me! It took a few hours at most. F 29 1 days
30mg 1X D
 1  Extreme chronic constipation Extremely dissatisfied. I realise I have to wait a couple of days but still no bowel movement. I had my last bowel movement 3 days ago with the strong laxatives I have been using for years. I wanted to switch to something less harmful since I regularly used to take strong laxatives for many years. However, the problem for me is that I started taking this the next day (friday) after my last bowel movement on Thursday. Today is Sunday and even though I took a strong laxative on Saturday night (upon doctors advice) I have still not had a bowel movement which I normally used to have the next morning after taking this strong laxative at night. Also I am unable to eat properly since I started this lactulose syrup. The lack of appetite nauseous feeling and the worst is the bloated feeling in my abdomen which does not make me able to eat properly since I am always feeling very bloated and full. I am really at my wits end since I realise this is a very slow acting laxative but since I took my strong laxative last night which usually works and I am still not having any bowel movement I am feeling very dissatisfied. I hope I get a bowel movement soon since I am feeling very miserable and genuinely worried and concerned that inspite of my taking this strong laxative last night (alongwith my dose of lactulose)I have still not had a bowel movement so far. M 54 2 days
45 ML per 2X D
 4  chronic constipation and impaction some gurgling feelings, fullness, bloating, but all are temporary A gentle laxitive that helps manage the size and hardness of my movements. I have constipation as side effect of medication (nortryptaline, for chronic migraines). Prior to the meds, I used to go 1 or 2 times a day but then it became once every 3-5 days and very difficult to pass (like a football down a drainpipe!). Very easy now. Downside is the taste, it's like drinking corn syrup. F 37
15-30mg 1X D
 3   None F 70 5 days
30 Mg
 4  Chronic constipation Can it drop blood pressure 72 0 months
2 tbls
 3  Chronic constipation Works well but it did take awhile to get some consistency. I've gained ten pounds and now have a gut! The bloating is crazy. This weight is impossible to lose... ugh! F 52 6 months
 4  Ibs with constipation Gas, cramping, uncontrollable diarrhea I was told to take 30mg twice a day, along with miralax- indefinitely. That was WAY too much stimulation. After eliminating mirilax and reducing lactulose to 30mg daily in morning, it works well. Within 5-6 hours the diarrhea starts and itís basically like a colonoscopy prep daily. Itís better than being constipated for weeks on end- but I have to stay close to a toilet until itís out of my system. F 43 0 days
30 mg
 4  to avoid constipation from cocodamo flatulence, cramping, bloating, sudden urge to go to the toilet. I have been taking it for a month to soften stool because of fissure, if actually lost weight and find it best to eat very little I have lost weight but that's because of eating very little in the month iv been taking it. I drink 2 litres + water aswell because if your not drinking water and loads it wont work how it should. If your drinking 2+litres of water you will definately not get hungry because your so full its sickening haha F 31 30 days

LACTULOSE  (LACTULOSE):  This medication is a laxative used to treat constipation. It may help to increase the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days you have a bowel movement. Lactulose is a colonic acidifier that works by increasing stool water content and softening the stool. It is a man-made sugar solution.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)