Generic name: lactulose 
Drug class: Laxatives


Applications for Cephulac

 Cephulac Cephulac can be used to treat constipation. It can increase the number of daily bowel movements and the days when bowel movements are observed for patients who have a background of persistent (long-lasting) constipation.

Prior to using Cephulac





Interactions between medicines

Interactions with alcohol, tobacco, or food

Certain medications shouldn’t be used during or near the time of having food items or eating particular kinds of food, as interactions can happen. Smoking or drinking alcohol in conjunction with certain medicines can result in interactions. Talk to your doctor about the interaction of your medicine when you are taking it with alcohol, food, or tobacco.

Other medical conditions

The presence of any other medical issues could impact the usage of this medication. It is important to inform your physician if you suffer from any other medical issues particularly:

How to use Cephulac

This section provides guidance about the correct use of several products that contain Lactulose. It might not be applicable to Cephulac. Be sure to read it with care.

Use this medication exactly as instructed by your physician. Don’t take more of it, and don’t use it more often, and don’t take it for any longer duration than the doctor has prescribed.

To make use of the liquid that is dissolved in the mouth:

To make use of the powder as a solution Mix the complete contents of the packet into half one glass (4 ounces) of water until the solution becomes colorless, with a slightly pale yellow hue.

It can take between 24 and 48 hours to have normal bowel movements.


The dosage of this medication can differ for different people. Follow your doctor’s prescriptions or the instructions printed on your prescription. This information is only the most common dose of this medication. If your dose differs you should not alter it unless your doctor instructs you to change it.

The amount of medicine you consume is contingent on your strength drug. Additionally, the amount of doses you will take every day, the amount of time between doses, and the amount of time you are taking the medicine will be dependent on the medical condition for which you’re taking the medication.

Missed dose

If you are missing the dose of this medication make sure you take it as quickly as you are able. If it’s close to the time for the next dose, you can skip the missed dose, and go back to your usual dose schedule. Do not take double doses.


Place the medication in a tightly sealed bottle at room temperatures, and away from moisture, heat, and bright light. Avoid the medicine from freezing.

Keep away from the reach of children.

Avoid keeping outdated medicines or medicines that are no longer required.

Consult your physician to tell you how to dispose of any medicine that you do not take.

What to avoid

It is crucial to have your doctor examine your improvement after you have taken this medication. This will enable your doctor to determine whether the medication is working correctly.

Get in touch with your doctor immediately in case you are suffering from severe diarrhea.

Do not take any other medications in the absence of discussing with your physician. This includes prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter OTC) medications as well as herbal or vitamin supplements.

 Cephulac side effects

In addition to its beneficial effects, medicines can result in unwanted adverse effects. While not all of these adverse effects can be present, if they do occur, they might require medical attention.

Consult your physician immediately If any of these adverse effects happen:

Incidence unknown

Certain side effects can be experienced but they usually do not require medical treatment. These symptoms may be eliminated after treatment, as the body adapts to the medication. Additionally your health professional might be able to inform you of ways to avoid or minimize the effects of these adverse side effects. Consult your physician in the event that any of these symptoms persist or become troubling or if there are any questions regarding these:

Incidence unknown

Other adverse side effects that are not listed could also be present in certain patients. If you observe any other symptoms, consult with your doctor.

Consult your physician to seek medical advice on possible side effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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Always consult your doctor to make sure the information presented on this page is applicable to your specific situation.

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