Lactulose solution for the treatment of constipation (chronic).
Adults: Usual initial dose is 15-30ml daily. After 2days dose may be reduced to 10-25ml daily for maintenance. Children: Usual Daily Dose Is -
Age Intially (3dys) Maintenance
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.
Precautions: 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.
Store below 25 degrees.