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Generlac, and its generic Lactulose is a synthetic sugar that is used to treat constipation. When the sugars are broken down in the colon, the compounds pull water out of the colon. The extra water softens stools and allows them to pass more easily. Generlac can also be used in patients with liver disease to reduce ammonia levels in the body. The cost of 473mL of Generlac is about $20. You can save on the cost of Generlac by using a Optum Perks discount card, or by using the Optum Perks website to compare prices at pharmacies near you. Simply download, print and present your Generlac coupon at checkout and save. Make Generlac savings even easier by using the Optum Perks app or send coupons to your phone by text or email.

Generlac is used to treat constipation by softening stools and making them easier to pass. Generlac contains a synthetic sugar that works by drawing water into the colon. Generlac is also used in patients with liver disease to reduce the levels of ammonia in the body.

For patients with constipation, Generlac should be taken one to three times per day, depending on your condition and your doctor’s recommendations. Each dose is about 30 to 45mL, or about 2 to 3 teaspoons for adults. For use in children, talk to your pediatrician.

For patients with liver disease, Generlac should be taken three or four times per day. Be sure to follow all instructions from your doctor and pharmacist. Dosing depends on your condition. 

Tell your doctor about all of your allergies. Tell your doctor about all other medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking. Be sure to mention any other laxatives, antibiotics, or antacids.

If you require a low-lactose diet, or if you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before using Generlac.

Before having surgery on your colon or rectum, tell your surgeon you are taking Generlac.

Side effects may include: diarrhea, gas or nausea.

Call your physician right away if you experience: stomach cramps or vomiting.

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