Make Lactulose OTC in the USA

Make Lactulose OTC in the USA

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Lactulose is available over-the-counter in every country other than the US and Austria. With an excellent safety profile and the potential to help many, I believe Lactulose should be available OTC in the USA.

If Lactulose becomes available without a prescription:

  • More people would have access to a safe, effective stool softener and prebiotic.
  • More clinicians would be able to order Lactulose-based laboratory testing (ex. for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
    • Currently, non-prescribers (DCs, RDs, Nutritionists) are limited to glucose testing for SIBO.
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