Patent Number: 6,251,875

Title: Aqueous laxative syrup comprising lactulose and lactitol and/or maltitol

Abstract: An aqueous laxative syrup is provided comprising one part by weight of lactulose and 0.66-1.5 parts by weight of a polyol selected from lactitol and/or maltitol. The syrup has a viscosity of 5-70 mPa.s. Preferably the polyol is lactitol. The syrup is less viscous than a lactulose-only syrup and has a pleasant balance of tastes between sweetness, acidity and bitterness. Further, it does not suffer from an overly medicinal taste. This balance of characteristics makes the syrup pleasant to take and so improves patient compliance.

Inventors: Saunders; David (Farnham, GB), Pearson; Julita (West Wickham, GB)

Assignee: Xyrofin Oy

International Classification: A61K 31/70 (20060101); A61F 031/70 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018