Review: could Lactulose cause Renal failure?
This is a review of Renal failure (Acute kidney failure) by studying 13,967 people who take Lactulose. We analyze: the time on Lactulose when people have Renal failure, gender and age of these people, the severity of Renal failure, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Lactulose. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lactulose (latest outcomes from 14,057 users) has active ingredients of lactulose. It is often used in constipation, ammonia increased. Commonly reported side effects of Lactulose include nausea aggravated, nausea, fever, constipation, fatigue.
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 426,063 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 13,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Lactulose. Among them, 366 people (2.73%) have Renal Failure.
Time on Lactulose when people have Renal failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Renal failure||84.62%||15.38%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Lactulose * :
|Renal failure||44.32%||55.68% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Lactulose * :
|Renal failure||0.00%||1.56%||0.00%||5.92%||3.12%||12.15%||22.74%||54.52% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Lactulose ** :
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (39 people, 10.66%)
- Pain (25 people, 6.83%)
- Constipation (20 people, 5.46%)
- Nausea (17 people, 4.64%)
- Multiple myeloma (17 people, 4.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (73 people, 19.95%)
- Furosemide (70 people, 19.13%)
- Acetaminophen (64 people, 17.49%)
- Omeprazole (61 people, 16.67%)
- Aspirin (50 people, 13.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 days ago):
Was taken to the hospital by daughter because of dementia type symptoms while on pain meds for back and being a heavy smoker. Was diagnosed in the hospital with COPD and aspiration pneumonia. Was put on Bi-pap machine but confusion symptoms did not improve. Ammonia levels were checked and were in the 70's. My liver was checked and was fine. Was given Lactulose and symptoms improved every day. After being released from the hospital with new meds, smoke cessation, and ammonia levels in the 20's.. 5 days later my daughter took me back because of more confusion symptoms. Ammonia levels were back up to 45 and they gave me more lactulose to take home to use and symptoms have improved. So at this point it seems my COPD is under control but I am constantly worried about my ammonia levels increasing. I dont want to over take any lactulose because I dont want to mess up my potassium levels. So what's causing the ammonia to increase??
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given toradol for pain with gallstones, acute pancreatitis, kidney failure
From this study (2 months ago):
I'm not sure but I have been thinking for a while that Lactulose may be causing my hot flushes. They did get quite severe but have eased now. I only use Lactulose now and then, when I suffer with constipation, but that's on and off. I've had all the Testosterone tests that are ok, and also different organ functions tested ok too. Doctors don't know what the cause is, as it always seemed to afflict me at tea time after work. That's why they thought it may be an adrenaline problem. But those tests came back ok too. At a loss really.
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