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After some follow-up coordination between vet approval and pet meds pharmacy I was happy. Huge savings vs what the vet was charging made it worth the time
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Grace has a tumor lower bowel and needs this to pass stool. Works great and pet meds delivered quickly at a good price
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Got this a week ago and work great Taz is going everyday, we are so happy whit it. Petmeds thank you for your help for Taz. And fast shipping and customer support. Great people you have working there. Again Thank You , Loves Taz
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Finn is 8 yrs old and was diagnosed with a congenital liver condition. He’s been on Lactulose for 7 yrs now. I bought this medication at 4x the price I paid here. Will never get my pets meds anywhere else. I
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Jen73
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Ace Ventura has megacolon and was so backed up I had to give him enemas. Once he was clear, the vet recommended Lactulose and I give 1/2 teaspoon before each meal and he is no longer backed up or straining! This product saved Ace Ventura!
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My cat has been diagnosed with megacolon. I give 2ml twice a day (Morning & Evening) to a 16lb. cat. I have tried different doses and once a day and he will be back to the vet. I have been doing this dose for about 1 year and he is doing great. He went in recently to get a blood check and his results were good. I went to my compounding pharmacy to purchase a dark color bottle and a adapt a cap and a 1ml syringe to fit the cap. It is so easy to dispense, just put the syringe in the cap and turn the bottle upside down and pull down 1 ml. This keeps it clean with no mess because this solution is sticky.
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Boots has been on lactulose for almost a year now. It was recommended by our vet. He no longer has a problem with mega colon. He is a much happier cat. Thank you.
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Vet suggested Skeeter be on Lactalose for his Mega Colon. Although the vet did not give me the right amount he required, by doing research I found he needed a lot more because he is a very large cat. He is not doing much better.
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Lactulose are good for a child 12 years old
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Piper
Posted 2 weeks ago
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is lactulose safe for dogs
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Millie
Posted 9 months ago
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I have had a diabetic cat and do not want to make a different cat with megacolon to become diabetic. He just started Lactulose and so far so good. I am putting 2 mls in 3-1/2 oz. canned food twice a day. Any danger of causing diabetes?
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Kalimah19
Posted 1 year ago
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Do you drink water after taking the solution?
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Thank you for your question. It is not a listed requirement for your pet to drink water after administering the medication. Lactulose may be mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk to improve the taste.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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Shari
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Vet sold me Lactulose that has a 2/18 date in the bottom of the container.  It’s now 7/19.  Is it safe to give to my cat?
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Administering a drug beyond it's expiration date is never recommended.
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Lisa M
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Adam
Posted 3 years ago
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Can you put Lactulose in the cat's food or water if they eat it all at that setting? or is it best to syringe directly? My cat fights me, regardless of my methods when trying to squirt it in his mouth, but will eat it up no problem with wet food.
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Lactulose may be mixed with water or milk to improve the taste.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
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ADLKS
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
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I see from 3 years ago this product is not flavored. Is that still the case? I am looking for Lactulose that is green and banana flavored. Thank you.
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The lactulose that we currently have in stock is Actavis Brand Fresenius Kabi MFTR. It is a natural colored unflavored solution.
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Lisa M
Posted 4 years ago
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What is Lactulose Solution?

Lactulose is used in cats and dogs as a laxative. Lactulose requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Liquid is easy to administer
  • No restrictions on food, drink, or activity unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian.

How it Works:

Lactulose is a disaccharide sugar composed of galactose and fructose. Unlike other sugars, its not absorbed into the blood. It passes unchanged to the large intestine. In the large intestine, lactulose is broken down by bacteria, resulting in the production of various acids. These acids draw water into the colon, softening the stool and increasing the volume, resulting in a laxative effect.

Cautions:

Side effects of lactulose include symptoms of flatulence, bloated stomach, and cramping. Diarrhea and dehydration are symptoms of overdose. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic, or pregnant or lactating.

Brand Name:

Chronulac or Cephulac (Hoeschst-Marion Roussel), Constulose or Enulose (Alpharma)

Generic Name:

Lactulose (lak-chew-lows)

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving lactulose to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Lactulose:

Lactulose is a prescription medication that is not FDA approved for use in animals; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use lactulose in dogs and cats as a laxative. Lactulose is available as a 10 Gm/15ml liquid. The usual laxative dose in dogs and cats is 1 ml per 2 pounds of body weight given every 8 hours initially, then use as needed. Notify the veterinarian if the pet develops excessive diarrhea.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Lactulose may be mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of lactulose are seen. Lactulose may darken slightly in color. This change is harmless. However, if lactulose becomes very dark or uneven in consistency do not use the product. Store lactulose at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Lactulose to my pet:

There are no restrictions on food, drink or activity unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Lactulose:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving lactulose and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving lactulose and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences flatulence, abdominal cramps, diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Lactulose:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given an antacid as this may decrease the effects of lactulose. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Lactulose. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Lactulose Solution Directions:

  • Lactulose Solution is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats as a laxative.
  • Lactulose is also used to reduce blood ammonia levels in the prevention and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Lactulose Solution is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
  • Because Lactulose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic.
  • Antacids may decrease the effects of Lactulose.
Tip:

Lactulose may be mixed with water or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of Lactulose are seen. Notify your veterinarian if your pet develops excessive diarrhea.

Lactulose Solution Dosage:

Lactulose Solution Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed
Lactulose Solution Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed
Lactulose Solution Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

Lactulose Solution Ingredients:

Lactulose Solution
Active Ingredients (per 15 ml) Amount
Lactulose 10 gm
Lactose Less than 1.6 g
Other sugars Less than 1.2 g

What is Lactulose Solution?

Lactulose is used in cats and dogs as a laxative. Lactulose requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Liquid is easy to administer
  • No restrictions on food, drink, or activity unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian.

How it Works:

Lactulose is a disaccharide sugar composed of galactose and fructose. Unlike other sugars, its not absorbed into the blood. It passes unchanged to the large intestine. In the large intestine, lactulose is broken down by bacteria, resulting in the production of various acids. These acids draw water into the colon, softening the stool and increasing the volume, resulting in a laxative effect.

Cautions:

Side effects of lactulose include symptoms of flatulence, bloated stomach, and cramping. Diarrhea and dehydration are symptoms of overdose. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic, or pregnant or lactating.

Brand Name:

Chronulac or Cephulac (Hoeschst-Marion Roussel), Constulose or Enulose (Alpharma)

Generic Name:

Lactulose (lak-chew-lows)

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving lactulose to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Lactulose:

Lactulose is a prescription medication that is not FDA approved for use in animals; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use lactulose in dogs and cats as a laxative. Lactulose is available as a 10 Gm/15ml liquid. The usual laxative dose in dogs and cats is 1 ml per 2 pounds of body weight given every 8 hours initially, then use as needed. Notify the veterinarian if the pet develops excessive diarrhea.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Lactulose may be mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of lactulose are seen. Lactulose may darken slightly in color. This change is harmless. However, if lactulose becomes very dark or uneven in consistency do not use the product. Store lactulose at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Lactulose to my pet:

There are no restrictions on food, drink or activity unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Lactulose:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving lactulose and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving lactulose and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences flatulence, abdominal cramps, diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Lactulose:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given an antacid as this may decrease the effects of lactulose. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Lactulose. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Lactulose Solution Directions:

  • Lactulose Solution is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats as a laxative.
  • Lactulose is also used to reduce blood ammonia levels in the prevention and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Lactulose Solution is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
  • Because Lactulose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic.
  • Antacids may decrease the effects of Lactulose.
Tip:

Lactulose may be mixed with water or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of Lactulose are seen. Notify your veterinarian if your pet develops excessive diarrhea.

Lactulose Solution Dosage:

Lactulose Solution Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed
Lactulose Solution Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed
Lactulose Solution Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

Lactulose Solution Ingredients:

Lactulose Solution
Active Ingredients (per 15 ml) Amount
Lactulose 10 gm
Lactose Less than 1.6 g
Other sugars Less than 1.2 g
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Rockmark
Posted 11 months ago
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After some follow-up coordination between vet approval and pet meds pharmacy I was happy. Huge savings vs what the vet was charging made it worth the time
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DAT65
Posted 11 months ago
Posted 11 months ago
Breed Snoodle
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Works great
Grace has a tumor lower bowel and needs this to pass stool. Works great and pet meds delivered quickly at a good price
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Taz694
Posted 1 year ago
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Lactulose
Got this a week ago and work great Taz is going everyday, we are so happy whit it. Petmeds thank you for your help for Taz. And fast shipping and customer support. Great people you have working there. Again Thank You , Loves Taz
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MitaLobo
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Posted 1 year ago
Breed Chihuahua/Shih Tsu mix
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5.0
Best price ever
Finn is 8 yrs old and was diagnosed with a congenital liver condition. He’s been on Lactulose for 7 yrs now. I bought this medication at 4x the price I paid here. Will never get my pets meds anywhere else. I
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Jen73
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Tabby
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5.0
Saved Ace Ventura!
Ace Ventura has megacolon and was so backed up I had to give him enemas. Once he was clear, the vet recommended Lactulose and I give 1/2 teaspoon before each meal and he is no longer backed up or straining! This product saved Ace Ventura!
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Zoegirl
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Domestic short hair
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Works Great!
My cat has been diagnosed with megacolon. I give 2ml twice a day (Morning & Evening) to a 16lb. cat. I have tried different doses and once a day and he will be back to the vet. I have been doing this dose for about 1 year and he is doing great. He went in recently to get a blood check and his results were good. I went to my compounding pharmacy to purchase a dark color bottle and a adapt a cap and a 1ml syringe to fit the cap. It is so easy to dispense, just put the syringe in the cap and turn the bottle upside down and pull down 1 ml. This keeps it clean with no mess because this solution is sticky.
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Boots
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Breed short hair cat
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Boots has been on lactulose for almost a year now. It was recommended by our vet. He no longer has a problem with mega colon. He is a much happier cat. Thank you.
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Ross13
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Breed American Shorthair
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Overall effectiveness
4.0
Great Product
Vet suggested Skeeter be on Lactalose for his Mega Colon. Although the vet did not give me the right amount he required, by doing research I found he needed a lot more because he is a very large cat. He is not doing much better.
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Padron
Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago
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Lactulose are good for a child 12 years old
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Piper
Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 2 weeks ago
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is lactulose safe for dogs
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Dirty Red
Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
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Can Human take this Lactulose Solution
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Millie
Posted 9 months ago
Posted 9 months ago
QUESTION
I have had a diabetic cat and do not want to make a different cat with megacolon to become diabetic. He just started Lactulose and so far so good. I am putting 2 mls in 3-1/2 oz. canned food twice a day. Any danger of causing diabetes?
ANSWERS (0)
Be the first to answer this question

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Kalimah19
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
Do you drink water after taking the solution?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. It is not a listed requirement for your pet to drink water after administering the medication. Lactulose may be mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk to improve the taste.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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Shari
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Vet sold me Lactulose that has a 2/18 date in the bottom of the container.  It’s now 7/19.  Is it safe to give to my cat?
ANSWERS (1)
Administering a drug beyond it's expiration date is never recommended.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

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Adam
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Can you put Lactulose in the cat's food or water if they eat it all at that setting? or is it best to syringe directly? My cat fights me, regardless of my methods when trying to squirt it in his mouth, but will eat it up no problem with wet food.
ANSWERS (1)
Lactulose may be mixed with water or milk to improve the taste.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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ADLKS
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
I see from 3 years ago this product is not flavored. Is that still the case? I am looking for Lactulose that is green and banana flavored. Thank you.
ANSWERS (1)
The lactulose that we currently have in stock is Actavis Brand Fresenius Kabi MFTR. It is a natural colored unflavored solution.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
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