[13-week oral toxicity study of lactitol (NS-4) in rats followed by 5-week recovery test].


Twenty male and 20 female Slc : SD rats were orally given lactitol, a hepatic encephalopathy drug, for 13 weeks at doses of 0, 0.625, 2.5 or 10 g/kg/day. A 5 week recovery test was conducted after the discontinuation of the drug treatment. Soft stool and decreased food consumption were seen in the 2.5 and 10 g/kg groups. In the 10 g/kg group, there were… (More)