Degradation of lactulose by colonic bacteria results in an increase of bacterial mass and osmotic pressure.
Lactulose is different from other laxatives because it acts gently and activates natural mechanisms including the stimulation of growth of colonic bacteria. This in turn results in increased stool volume and enhancement of peristalsis. As a consequence this alleviates bowel movements. Lactulose is a ready to use, clear and sweet-tasting liquid.
Please consult your doctor and/or pharmacist in your country of residence and read the product information leaflet carefully before you start taking lactulose.