DUPHALAC 10 sachets

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DUPHALAC 10 sachets
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WHAT IS DUPHALAC AND WHAT IT IS USED
Dufalak contain laxative called lactulose. It makes stools softer and facilitates passage through the intestines by drawing water into them.
Dufalak be used in the treatment of constipation (difficult bowel movements, dry and hard feces) to form soft stools.
For example:
if you have hemorrhoids;
if you have had surgery of the anus or on the lower level of the colon.
Dufalak is used to treat hepatic encephalopathy, portal called a systemic encephalopathy (liver disease resulting in difficulty of thought, tremors, changes in consciousness, incl. Coma).

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DUPHALAC
Do not take DUPHALAC
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to lactulose or any of the ingredients listed in item 6 above.
if you suffer from galactosemia (a rare genetic disease in which can not absorb galactose);
in cases of intestinal obstruction (other than normal constipation).
If you are unsure, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before Dufalak sweep.

Take special care with DUPHALAC
Please consult your doctor before taking Dufalak if you suffer from any of the following medical conditions or illnesses:
if you can not absorb the milk sugar (lactose).
You should not take DUPHALAC if you suffer from:
galactose intolerance;
lactase deficiency;
glucose-galactose malabsorption;
if you have diabetes.
If you have diabetes and treated for a hepatic encephalopathy, your dose of Dufalak will be higher. This high-dose contains a large amount of sugar. The dosage used to treat liver (pre) coma is usually much higher and therefore the dose of your diabetes medicine should be changed.
Continued acceptance of unsuitable dose (leading 2-3 soft stools per day) can cause diarrhea and disrupt electrolyte balance. Please do not take Dufalak without medical advice more than 2 weeks.
During treatment with laxatives you should drink enough fluid intake (an average of 2 liters per day, equal to 6-8 glasses).
If there is no improvement after the first few days of treatment or reappear constipation after previous treatment, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines DUPHALAC
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed.

Taking DUPHALAC with food and drink
DUPHALAC can Prima with or without food. There are no limits what food and drink to consume.

Pregnancy and lactation
According to modern research, DUPHALAC can be used safely during pregnancy and lactation, provided that is used as directed. Ask your doctor for advice before you use any medicine!

Children
DUPHALAC should not be administered to infants and young children, as it can disrupt normal intestinal reflexes.
In special circumstances, your doctor may prescribe Dufalak child or baby. In these cases, your doctor will closely monitor treatment.

Driving and using machines
DUPHALAC will not affect your ability to drive and use machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Dufalak.
Dufalak may contain small amounts of milk sugar (lactose), galactose, fructose or epilaktoza. If your doctor has mentioned that you have an intolerance to some sugars, please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

3. HOW TO TAKE DUPHALAC
Always take Dufalak exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about something.
Take Dufalak exactly as written in this leaflet. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about something.
Take the dose at the same time each day. Swallow the medicine quickly, do not keep it in the mouth.
You can take Dufalak undiluted or diluted with liquid. For Dufalak bottle use the measuring cup.

Dosage constipation and need soft stools
The dose can be taken once a day, for example at breakfast time or in two divided doses daily.
After a few days the initial dose may be changed to a maintenance dose based on your response. And prior to the effect it is necessary to take a few days (2-3 days).

Initial dosage (3-4 days) Maintenance dosage
Adults and adolescents
15-45 ml 15-30 ml
Children 7-14, the 15 ml 10-15 ml
Children 1-6, the 5-10 ml 5-10 ml
Infants under 1 year. Up to 5 ml to 5 ml

Dosage in hepatic coma and coma (only for adults)
The starting dose was 30-45 ml for 3 to 4 times per day. This dose can be changed in maintenance so as to ensure the passing of soft stools 2-3 times a day.

Use in children
The use of laxatives in children, infants and newborns should be an exception under medical supervision as it can interfere with normal dejection.
Please do not give Dufalak of children under the age of 14 before checking with your doctor about prescription and medical supervision.

If you take more dose Dufalak than you should:
If you take a higher dose Dufalak may appear diarrhea and abdominal pain. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you take a higher dose Dufalak.

If you forget to take DUPHALAC
Do not worry if you forget to take a dose Dufalak. Take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you stop taking DUPHALAC
Do not stop or change the treatment without consulting your doctor!

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dufalak can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Adverse reactions:
flatulence (bloating), especially in the first days of treatment. This usually resolves in a few days;
nausea;
vomiting;
At higher dose may get diarrhea and abdominal pain.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE DUPHALAC ?
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the packaging.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Shelf life - 3 years.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. OTHER INFORMATION
What DUPHALAC
The active substance of DUPHALAC is lactulose. 1 ml of oral solution contains 667 mg lactulose.
DUPHALAC no excipients. May have very small amounts of other sugars such as lactose, galactose, fructose and epilaktoza.

DUPHALAC looks like and contents of the pack
DUPHALAC is an oral solution with a yellow-brownish color. Bags (sachet) 15 ml - made of polyester / aluminum / polyethylene laminate.
Vials (bottles) of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) with polypropylene caps - 200 ml, 300 ml and 500 ml; polypropylene measuring cups.
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