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What should be the normal level of ammonia as I have been prescribed lactalose and how can I overcome the problem of hallucination ?

What is a normal ammonia level? My doctor prescribed Lactalose. I was having some hallucinations? Anything I should do to before I refill my prescribtion tommorow morning?
Asked On : Sun, 26 Feb 2012
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Thanks for your query.

I will try my best to provide you with best possible professional recommendations to your questions.
Lactulose is a synthetic, non-digestible sugar used in the treatment of chronic constipation[1] and hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease.
Lactulose is not given to treat hallucination.
The effectiveness of lactulose in treating hepatic encephalopathy is somewhat controversial. However, lactulose can effectively be used as secondary prohylaxis of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis. Moreover, recent studies showed improved cognitive functions of cirrhotic patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy treated with lactulose.
As you have not given your history properly , like why you have prescribed this drug it is difficult to interpret.

Yet again, I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Answered: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
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