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Review: could Lactulose cause Renal failure?

Summary: Renal failure could be caused by Lactulose, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.

We study 13,977 people who have side effects while taking Lactulose from FDA and social media. Among them, 293 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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On Apr, 12, 2014: 13,972 people reported to have side effects when taking Lactulose. Among them, 388 people (2.78%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.09% of all the 429,978 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Renal failure in Lactulose reports

Time on Lactulose when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure73.33%13.33%13.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Lactulose * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure43.37%56.63%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Lactulose * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure0.00%1.47%0.00%5.57%2.93%11.44%24.93%53.67%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Lactulose ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (41 people, 10.57%)
  2. Pain (27 people, 6.96%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (22 people, 5.67%)
  4. Constipation (22 people, 5.67%)
  5. Nausea (19 people, 4.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (75 people, 19.33%)
  2. Furosemide (72 people, 18.56%)
  3. Acetaminophen (69 people, 17.78%)
  4. Omeprazole (65 people, 16.75%)
  5. Aspirin (54 people, 13.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have taken Lactulose for a couple years. Just today I sudden became nauseous to the point of wanting to throw up. Then in 30 seconds it was over.

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