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USES: This medication is used to treat and prevent complications of liver disease. This drug may also be used for treating constipation (oral use).

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This medication is used to treat and prevent complications of liver disease. This drug may also be used for treating constipation (oral use).

  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
  • Avoid freezing.

How To Use
  • This medication may be taken by mouth, or may be given rectally.
  • To improve the taste, the oral dose may be mixed in a glass of fruit juice, water or milk.
  • Take this medication as prescribed.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause gas, belching or stomach cramps.
  • If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop diarrhea, nausea or vomiting while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • This medication must be used cautiously in children and the elderly.
  • If diarrhea results, notify your doctor.
  • A dosage adjustment may be necessary.
  • Do not take any laxative medications while taking this drug as the additional laxative effect may increase risk of developing diarrhea which in turn may lead to dehydration.
  • Symptoms of dehydration include muscle weakness, muscle cramps and dizziness.
  • This medication contains galactose and lactose.
  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you have diabetes.
  • This medication must be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk.
  • Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of antibiotics (e.g., neomycin) and antacids.
  • Do not use laxatives while taking this drug.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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