This is Dr. David
I am sorry about your husband.
it sounds like his ammonia levels are getting too high in his blood stream
which can cause increased confusion.
did his doctors give him lactulose to give him diarrhea as a way to help get rid of the ammonia in his system?
this is tough to do, because diarrhea can be messy to clean up after, but this is really the only way to get the ammonia out of his system.
can I buy lactulose over the counter and then give him some without permission from his gp or consultant any idea about waiting times
can I buy lactulose over the counter and give him some without contacting his gp or cons
sorry computer skills not brilliant so pressed the rating button too soon
the answer to your question is NO.
You can not do anything behind the MDS back.If you bought the lactulose and gave it to him, you might be double dosing him, or you might be double dosing him with another med used, such as neosporin.
You must go talk with his doctors about what to do...he is in critical condition in a transplant unit...do not get information off the internet and do it on your own.
I am an internist and this situation is our medical and clinical sub-specialty.
Let me know if you have more questions.
there are many reasons that are possible for confusion, not just the ammonia levels