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Lactulose Market Growth Propelled By Increasing Use Of Lactulose As Medicine To Treat Or Prevent Health Problems

The global Lactulose Market  is anticipated to grow at healthy CAGR during the forecast period (2012 to 2023), according to a report available on Radiant Insights, Inc. Lactulose is defined as prebiotic carbohydrate or non-absorbable type of sugar that is produced by isomerization of lactose. It stimulates growth of bifidobacteria in the intestines of humans and animals. It is used for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, constipation, and tumor. In addition, it is also used to maintain insulin and blood glucose level.

Increasing use of lactulose as medicine to treat or prevent health problems related to liver and constipation is anticipated to propel market growth. In case of liver disease, patient is expected to take lactulose three to four times a day. For better taste, patient can mix the medicine into any fruit juice, milk, water, or soft dessert and consume. It may take 28 to 48 hours for bowel movement. This medication can also be given rectally as an enema when mixed with saline and water.  The solution is inserted into rectum and kept there for 30 to 60 minutes for better results. In case of constipation, patient is expected to consume the medicine once in a day. It may take up to 48 hours for results. Rising consumption of food products rich in nutrition ingredients among athletes, elderly consumers, and nutrition conscious population will drive the market over the forecast period.

Access "104" page research report with TOC on "Lactulose Market" available with Radiant Insights, Inc. 

To cater to rising demand for nutrition ingredient, manufacturing companies are investing in R&D activities to produce innovative products. For instance, BIOFAC provides lactulose liquid as active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in compliance with European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). The product is manufactured at company’s subsidiary called Danipharm A/S in Denmark. It is stored in bulk packaging of 280 kg and 1330 kg containers and offers shelf life of three years.    

The lactulose market can be segregated on the basis of product type, application, and region. Based on product type, the market can be bifurcated into crystalline lactulose and liquid lactulose. In terms of application, the market can be categorized into food ingredient, pharmaceutical, and others.

Regional segmentation includes North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Central and South America, and Middle East and Africa. North America is expected to dominate the market across the globe. Whereas, rising number of R&D activities in countries such as India, China, and Japan is anticipated to propel demand for lactulose in Asia Pacific region over the forecast period.  

Some of the leading companies operating in the lactulose market are Abbott Laboratories, Fresenius Kabi, Milei, Morinage, and Inalco.
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