The composition and action "Duphalac"
The active component of the drug is lactulose, contributing to the increase of acidity in the intestine and migration of fluid, whereby the intestinal contents becomes softer. This tool is slightly stimulates peristalsis, resulting in a restored physiological rhythm of the digestive system.
In addition, lactulose promotes excretion of ammonium, which is toxic product of protein metabolism and inhibits the growth of pathogenic microflora and stimulate the growth of beneficial lactobacilli. In this case, the blood is absorbed only a small amount of the drug. Produced "Duphalac" in the form of a syrup or powder for suspension.
"Duphalac" (lactulose) is often confused with lactose, practically does not cause laxative effect.
When "Duphalac" and begins to act
When choosing a laxative drug patients are interested in how long it will take to give the desired result. According to numerous reviews, the "Duphalac" has the disadvantage that the effect is a day after taking the drug. However, deferred action is rather advantage than disadvantage.
After applying "Duphalac" the patient begins to have diarrhea, contributing to the development of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. With regular drug better natural bowel movements, which is much nicer than quickly achieved effect.
However, if the problem is temporary, you can use the lightning-fast means that a single application will not cause significant harm to the body.
Thanks to the efficiency, high safety and good tolerability, "Duphalac" is prescribed even for young children.
Indications and contraindications "Duphalac"
According to the instructions, this tool is used for constipation of any origin. In addition, it is prescribed along with other drugs to cleanse the bowel before surgery, in hepatic encephalopathy, dysbiosis and food poisoning, accompanied by accumulation of toxic products of metabolism. Some women even use it to lose weight.
Among the contraindications to the use of drug – intolerance to lactulose and bowel obstruction. Patients with diabetes should take the drug only after talking with your doctor, especially if used in large doses.