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Lactulose dosing for elevated ammonia

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Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin MD

I was diagnosed with cirrhosis almost a year ago. I am 67 years old, and up to this point, had been healthy all my life. My gastro doctor prescribed Lactulose , and even though I am on an very low dose ( 1 ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Ratnakar Kini MD

I was dx d with NASH/ cirrhosis in 2010. In XXXXXXX of the year, my ammonia level was elevated ... and not encephalopathy . She has not re-checked my ammonia level. Should I be concerned? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ratnakar Kini ( Gastroenterologist)
Dr. Enrique Molina MD

alcohol. He has had ammonia in his blood 3 times with the range of 40 to the last being 89. We would like to know how to keep this ammonia under control with diet etc. besides the lactulose and he... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Enrique Molina ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr. Praveen Tayal MD

,2012. I took 1dose Pin-x same day as did my family. I had some interesting worm like objects in stools w ... sample result, took 1dose again (5days leter) late & started on woodworm, blackwalnut extract &... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Praveen Tayal ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Noble Zachariah MD

in hospital with high ammonia levels. 197. Then ER retested and said it was down to 67. They didn't test ammonia after that just concerned about my narcolepsy . A week later i have my PCP check... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Noble Zachariah ( Internal Medicine Specialist)

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Dr.      Ramesh Kumar MD

My son is currently in the hospital with acute pancreatitis - very sick but being treated appriopiately. I am concerned because Ammonia level is elevated at 71 - he rec d Lactulose ( 1 - dose so... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ramesh Kumar ( Gastroenterologist)
Dr. Chibitam Obia MD

1.I have hyperammonemia. :I don t have liver failure or enzyme deficiency. Do most people on the planet have ammonia levels that fluctuate above normal every day? and how much? what if LACTULOSE ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Chibitam Obia ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh MD

was admitted once due to the accident April 18, she got admitted Sun 21 2013 she was told her ammonia level was high in her liver. They gave her lactulose and she has not had a bowel movement yet it is now... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh ( Gastroenterologist)
Dr.  Sudhir Kumar MD

My 38 yr old son, who has epilepsy, was just diagnosed with an elevated ammonia level of 93. He is taking lactulose 3 times a day for 1 week and then we are to repeat his ammonia level. Can you... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sudhir Kumar ( Neurologist)
Dr. Vishal Garala MD

My husband is an alcoholic.Just found out his ammonia level is 190 and dr put him on lactulose 3 teaspoons twice a day.Do we need to see if he has Cirrosis of the liver? I just read that could causes ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vishal Garala ( Psychiatrist)

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Dr.  Prasad MD

I presume you are talking about serum ammonia levels. In that case, I recommend you visit the doctor. You need lactulose to clear the bowel contents. Cause of high ammonia level also needs to be...

Dr.   Tushar Kanti Biswas MD

Hi, Your father is suffering from decompensated liver cirrhosis.Diabetes only compound the problem.Norflox is an antibiotic which is given for subacute bacterial peritonitis (ascites).Lactulose reduces nitrogenous...

Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh MD

syp . lactulose will help