A synthetic disaccharide used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. It has also been used in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p887)

Generlac - Pharmacology:

Generlac is a synthetic sugar used in the treatment of constipation and liver disease. It consists of the monosaccharides fructose and galactose. In the colon, lactulose is broken down primarily to lactic acid, and also to small amounts of formic and acetic acids, by the action of via evolved-beta galactosidase from colonic bacteria, which results in an increase in osmotic pressure and slight acidification of the colonic contents. This in turn causes an increase in stool water content and softens the stool. In treating heptic diseases (hepatic encephalopathy) it is thought that lactulose draws out ammonia from the body in the same way that it draws out water into the colon.

Generlac mini report

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Generlac Interactions

Results of preliminary studies in humans and rats suggest that nonabsorbable antacids given concurrently with lactulose may inhibit the desired lactulose-induced drop in colonic pH. Therefore, a possible lack of desired effect of treatment should be taken into consideration before such drugs are given concomitantly with lactulose.

Generlac Contraindications

Since KRISTALOSE™ (Generlac) for Oral Solution contains galactose (less than 0.3 g/10 g as a total sum with lactose), it is contraindicated in patients who require a low galactose diet.

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Generlac see also FDA report Anise

Digestive Health & Nausea

Chemical structure:
O O O O O O O O O O O H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H C12H22O11 2D chemical structure C12H22O11 SVG | 2D structure Lactulose | Mannobiose | Cellobiose | Beta-1,4-Galactobioside | Sucrose | Maltose | Allolactose | Lactose | chemical names, chemical properties, classification C12H22O11