14 patient evaluations for Lactulose

49 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Apr 22, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hearing loss in left ear)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: started 3 teaspoons / day, then started 3 tablespoons / day PCP recommendation ; 3 days later hearing loss ,started loud ringing in left ear ,checked web this could cause hearing loss ,stopped
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 15, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hearing loss in left ear)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 g/15 mL Three times daily
Advice & Tips: hearing and vision deteration
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2014 (Started Oct 31, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 g/15 mL Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Gentle - maybe a little too gentle if on pain killers like Codine. Need to drink lots of water, but even then I didn't get much relief. I found it was best taken regularly with a Glycerol Suppository first thing in the morning. That broke the log jam after 7 days!

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 6, 2014 (Started Sep 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tbs. Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 31, 2014 (Started May 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bowel problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dehydration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 17, 2013 (Started May 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dehydration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 8, 2013 (Started May 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation due to drug therapy for pain relief)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dehydration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: if you are a UK citizen relying on the NHS you have no chance of taking the capsule form of this drug and you just have to grit your teeth over the sticky horrible sweet taste. Also as it is an osmotic laxative never forget to drink plenty of water or other fluids during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2014 (Started Oct 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (abdominal cramps)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: DID NOT HELP WITH MY CONSTIPATION.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2013 (Started Oct 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (abdominal cramps)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on Miralax getting very little results, so I wasn't expecting much more with Lactulose; but to my surprise I am having bowel movements almost every other day instead of every 5 days; but I still get quite a bit of abdominal cramping.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 4, 2013 (Started Oct 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (abdominal cramps)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: GET MILD CRAMPING SOMETIMES.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Mar 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hard stool)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for flatulence)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 g/15 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Replaced Lactulose with Tri-Magnesium tablets
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 12, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 g/15 mL Daily

Apr 5, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 g/15 mL Daily

Jan 10, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 g/15 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 27, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 24, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for liver transplant)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 10 g/15 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: take it its thick and it make you go to the bathroom alot to clear the toxins
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 14 patient evaluations for Lactulose