Actilax is a lactulose solution for the effective treatment of chronic constipation.
Adults: Usual initial dose is 15-30ml daily. After 2 to 3 days dose may be reduced to 10-25ml daily for maintenance.
Children : It is recommended that if Actilax is given to infants and children, this should be done under medical supervision.
The usual initial daily doses (for the first three days) are as follows:
- 7 to 14 years: 15 ml
- 1 to 6 years: 10 ml
- Infants under 1 year: 5 ml
Maintenance daily doses are as follows:
- 7 to 14 years: 10 mL
- 1 to 6 years: 5 to 10 mL
- Infants under 1 year: 3 to 5 mL
Note: Actilax solution may be more acceptable when mixed with fruit juice, water or milk.
In general, patients taking actilax for constipation should drink plenty of fluids and ensure that there is adequate fibre in their diet
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist see your Health Care Professional.