Question about lactulose ? Does it stop working as ESLD progresses ?

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   Posted 12/24/2010 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Wondering if anyone knows if as ESLD progresses does the lactulose not work so well with EH ? He is faithfully taking it and getting the expected results in the bathroom, but seems to still be a little out of it mentally.

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   Posted 12/24/2010 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
It's possible that the dosage needs to be increased. Also possible that he needs to be taking Xifaxan in addition to Lactulose.

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   Posted 12/24/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello estabr3333, In my husband's case. It stopped working. Then we found out my husband had a staph infection. So they did prescribe Xifaxan. Once he started taking Xifaxan along with the Lactulose he didn't have another encephalopathy episode.

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