Kristalose®

Dosing Information

Dosing Information

 

Switch your liquid lactulose patients to the convenience of powder delivery
10g Powder Packet of Kristalose
Equivalent to 15 ml (1 tbsp or 3 tsp) of liquid lactulose
20g Powder Packet of Kristalose
Equivalent to 30 ml (2 tbsp or 6 tsp) of liquid lactulose
Less than 1.5 calories per 10g dose4 Less than 3 calories per 20g dose4
0.3 carbohydrates per 10g dose4 0.6 carbohydrates per 20g dose4

INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
KRISTALOSE® (lactulose) For Oral Solution is indicated for the treatment of constipation. In patients with a history of chronic constipation, lactulose therapy increases the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days on which bowel movements occur.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
KRISTALOSE® is contraindicated in patients who require a low-galactose diet and should be used with caution in diabetics. Initial dosing may produce flatulence and intestinal cramps, which are usually transient. Excessive dosage can lead to diarrhea with potential complications, such as loss of fluids, hypokalemia, and hypernatremia. Nausea and vomiting have been reported.

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

REFERENCE:
4. Data on file. Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.