Dufalac - mild laxatives recommended for use in recurrent and chronic constipation in adults and children.Duphalac can be administered to children of all ages - the drug is available in syrup form, so it is suitable even for children aged up to one year.
active ingredient Duphalac, lactulose, metabolized Metabolism: The basis of life of all living broken down by bacteria in the gut.Formed during cleavage organic acids (mainly lactic acid) reduced the acid-base balance of the intestinal medium osmotic fluid retention stimulating effect and thereby increasing intestinal motility.
Dufalac in children is used to treat constipation.Recommended dosage of the drug:
- for children aged from five to ten years - ten milliliters of syrup twice a day,
- for children aged one to five years - five milliliters of the drug twice a day,
- for kids under the age ofYear - two and a half milliliters twice a day.
dosage of the drug may vary depending on the individual needs of the patient.For
Possible side effects
contraindications to the use of the drug in children is almost no - Duphalac is not recommended in cases of gastro-intestinal obstruction, whichin children it is very rare, and in the case of a very rare genetic condition galactosemia.In addition, caution is recommended to take Duphalac in the case of individual intolerance of lactose and the different types of diabetes mellitus types - classification and diagnosis .
Usually full effect of the drug takes time - in most cases Duphalac takes effect within one or two days.
Duphalac If no effect within a few days, the drug should be discontinued and consult a pediatrician.
During the first few days of treatment Duphalac Duphalac - effective laxative children may experience flatulence (bloating due to accumulation of gas in the intestines).As a rule, this unpleasant symptom disappears after a day or two.In the case of receiving an overdose of Duphalac can be observed abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms , diarrhea.In such cases the dose should be reduced.The most common side effects of Duphalac in children considered to bloating and gas, in rare cases - abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting in overdose - diarrhea.