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Published: 7/2008

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Portolac
 Active ingredient:
Lactitol hydrate
 Dosage form:
white powder
 Print on wrapping:
ポルトラック原末6g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses ammonia absorption. It also increases effective microorganisms (lactic acid bacteria) in the large intestine, inhibits ammoniagenesis and enhances colon motility to promote excretion of stools including ammonia. It consequently lowers blood ammonia level.
It is usually used to treat hyperammonemia that accompanies decompensated liver cirrhosis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are a patient with galactosemia.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take 1-2 pack(s) (6-12 g) at a time, 3 times a day. Dissolve the medicine in water just before taking. As the medicine may cause diarrhea, initial dose is 3 packs (18 g) a day and it is increased gradually according to your state. As a measure of dose, keep a state you have bowel movements (loose stool) 2-3 times a day. However, the daily dose should not exceed 6 packs (36 g). Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: diarrhea, enlarged feeling in abdomen, nausea, abdominal pain, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • It is reported to be stable after dissolving for 24 hours. Some clot may be seen depending on the storage condition (heat, etc.), but it does not affect the quality of the medicine.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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