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    I am really constipated at the moment. I am prescribed lactulose but it's not working. If I take more will it help to relieve the constipation?
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    I would only take it as prescribed. I was once prescribed movicol for the same reason, I took two doses at the same time and spent the evening on the toilet, I didn't even feel any better because of how ill it made me.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I am really constipated at the moment. I am prescribed lactulose but it's not working. If I take more will it help to relieve the constipation?
    I would suggest asking your doctor, pharmacist or NHS 111. Have you only just started taking them? It can take a while to get working. If you take too much it could be a very unplesent experience for you and potentially harmful too.

    Double check you have taken the proper dose and see if the leaflet provided says anything about it not taking affect.
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    I am really constipated at the moment. I am prescribed lactulose but it's not working. If I take more will it help to relieve the constipation?
    20ml twice daily should do the job. Don't take any more than that and drink plenty of water (2-3 litres per day).
    Most times constipation will start shifting within 48 hours.
 
 
 
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