NCLEX RN Practice Question # 737

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Practice Question # 737.


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Lactulose enters the GI tract orally and is minimally absorbed. As a result, the drug is distributed only in the intestine. It’s metabolized by bacteria in the colon and excreted in feces. Lactulose is used to treat constipation and help reduce ammonia production and absorption from the intestines in liver disease.


Lactulose may cause these adverse reactions:

  • Abdominal distention, gas, and abdominal cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypovolemia
  • Increased blood glucose level.

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