- Commonly prescribed by doctors & pharmacists for constipation & hard stools (sembelit & najis keras)
- Suitable for babies, children, adults & elderly people
- Liquid is honey-colour & tastes sweet like honey
WHAT DUPHALAC IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Duphalac contains a medicine called lactulose. This belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives. It is commonly used to treat chronic constipation.
Duphalac is used to treat constipation. It is also sometimes used to treat a liver problem called ‘hepatic encephalopathy’.
This is also known as a ‘hepatic coma’.
BEFORE YOU TAKE DUPHALAC
Do not take Duphalac if:
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to lactulose or any of the other ingredients of Duphalac (listed in Section 6).
- You have a rare problem called ‘galactosaemia’.
- You have a blockage caused by anything else but normal constipation
Do not take Duphalac if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Duphalac.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Duphalac is safe to take in normal doses during pregnancy and when breast-feeding.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Duphalac
Duphalac contains fructose, galactose and lactose (all are types of sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to some sugars), talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
HOW TO TAKE DUPHALAC
If this medicine is from your doctor or pharmacist, do exactly as they have told you. Otherwise follow the instructions below. If you do not understand the instructions, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Taking this medicine
- Take Duphalac from a spoon or measuring cup.
- You can mix it with fruit juice or water.
- Duphalac takes 2 to 3 days to start working.
- After this time you may be able to reduce the dose you take according to your needs.
Adults: The usual starting dose is 15 ml twice a day.
Children 5 to 10 years: The usual starting dose is 10 ml twice a day.
Children under 5 years: The usual starting dose is 5 ml twice a day
Babies under 1 year: The usual starting dose is 2.5 ml twice a day.
Adults: The usual starting dose is 30 to 50ml three times a day.
|Zone||Weight||Delivery Fee (RM)|
|West Malaysia||First 1.00 kg||7.50|
|West Malaysia||Additional 1.00 kg||2.50|
|East Malaysia||First 1.00 kg||16.00|
|East Malaysia||Additional 1.00 kg||10.00|