Duphalac 3.335G/5ML Oral Solution 300ml
Please be advised We highly recommend that you Read all medication leaflet carefully before you start taking any medicine because it contains important information for you. Duphalac contains a laxative called lactulose. It makes the stool softer and easier to pass, by
drawing water into the bowel. It is not absorbed into your body.
Always take Duphalac exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacists have told
you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine: Take Duphalac from a spoon or measuring cup.
You can mix it with fruit juice or water. It is recommended that you drink plenty of fluids
(approximately 6-8 glasses throughout the day).
Swallow the dose immediately. Do not keep it in your mouth as the sugar content may lead to
tooth decay, particularly if Duphalac is taken for long periods.
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 and adolescents: The starting dose is 15-45ml or 1-3 sachets per day. After this the dose can
be adjusted to 15-30ml or 1-2 sachets daily.
Children 7 to 14 years: The starting dose is 15ml or 1 sachet daily. After this the dose can be
adjusted to 10-15ml or 1 sachet daily.
Children 1-6 years: The usual dose is 5-10ml daily.
Infants under 1 year: The usual dose is up to 5ml daily.
Use in Children: Use of laxatives in children, infants, and babies should be exceptional and under
medical supervision because it can influence the normal reflexes for passing stools. Please do not
give Duphalac to children (under 14 years) before consulting your doctor for prescription and careful