Product features

  • Can ease symptoms associated with constipation and liver disease
  • Softens the stool
  • Not absorbed by the body

Product description

Oral solution that encourages normal bowel movement.

LloydsPharmacy lactulose 3.3g 5ml is a type of laxative that is taken to relieve the symptoms of constipation (difficulty pooing) and is also recommended to help treat symptoms of liver disease (portal systemic encephalopathy). Constipation is common in people of all ages and tends to occur as result of poor diet and exercise (although certain conditions and medications may make constipation more likely).

LloydsPharmacy lactulose 3.3g 5ml is an oral solution that works by drawing water into the bowel which makes your stool (poo) softer and easier to pass through the digestive system. The solution is easy to swallow and encourages normal digestive function.

Features of LloydsPharmacy lactulose 3.3g/5ml oral solution

  • Sweet-tasting oral solution
  • Draws water into the colon
  • Effective against symptoms of constipation and portal systemic encephalopathy
  • Not absorbed by the body
  • Encourages normal digestive function
  • Specifications

    • 100ml
  • Suitable for

    • Keep out of sight and reach of children
    • Do not store above 25°C
    • Contains traces of sugars
  • How to use

    For constipation:

    Adults and adolescents over 14 years:

    1. Starting dose: 15-45ml (corresponding to 10-30g lactulose).
    2. Maintenance dose: 15ml (corresponding to 10g lactulose).

    Children (7-14 years):

    1. Starting dose: 15ml (corresponding to 10g lactulose).
    2. Maintenance dose: 10-15ml (corresponding to 3-7g lactulose).


    1. Starting dose: up to 5ml (corresponding to up to 3g lactulose).

    For portal systemic encephalopathy (Liver disease that affects the brain):


    1. Beginning with 30-50ml 3 times daily (corresponding to 60-100g lactulose). The dosage has to be adapted to get 2-3 soft stools daily, pH of the stools should be between 5.0 to 5.5.


    1. The safety and efficacy in children aged 0-18 years has not been established. In elderly patients and patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency no special dosage recommendations exist.
  • Ingredients

    Active ingredients 5 ml: 3.35 g lactulose.

    Other ingredients: lactose and galactose.

    Contains traces of sugars (e.g. lactose, glactose, epilactose, tagatose, fructose).
  • Delivery and returns

    Standard delivery

    • Free on orders over £35
    • £3.49 for orders up to £35
    • Delivered in 7-10 working days

    Express delivery

    • £4.99
    • Delivered Next Day if ordered before 8pm Monday to Friday
    • Delivered Monday if ordered after 8pm Friday - 12pm Sunday
    • Delivered Tuesday if ordered after 12pm on Sunday
    • Not available in the Channel Islands

    Evri ParcelShops

    Standard Parcel Shop Delivery

    • Free on orders over £35
    • £2.49 on orders up to £35
    • Delivered in 7-10 working days

    Express Parcel Shop Delivery

    • £3.99
    • Delivered Next Day if ordered before 8pm Monday - Friday
    • Delivered Monday if ordered after 8pm Friday – 12pm Sunday
    • Delivered Tuesday if ordered after 12pm on Sunday

    *Please note: If your order is not collected within 10 days of it arriving at your chosen Evri ParcelShop, the order will be returned to our warehouse. We will only be able to refund the order once we have received the item/s back.

    Pharmacy Medicines delivery

    Pharmacy Medicines will need to be signed for by someone aged 18 or over. If there isn't anyone in who can sign for your order, you can change your delivery date or redirect it to a local parcel shop using the courier's website or app.

    Unfortunately, your order can't be left in a safe place or with a neighbour. The courier will try to deliver three times before they return it to us.

    Purchasing in bulk/high unit volume

    Please note that when purchasing high unit volumes of single lines (10+ units) that delivery promotions are null and void.
    This is as a result of high volume orders not being able to be dispatched via our normal third party fulfilment.
    As a result for any excessive bulk orders of single lines we will be in touch regarding your order to discuss further delivery costs that will be incurred.


    If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it to us within 28 days
    Find out more about our returns policy click here