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Lactase

Generically: Lactase [LAK-tase] [LAK-tase].
The Brand Names are: Dairy Ease, Lactaid, Lactaid Fast Act, Lactaid Ultra, Lac-Dose, etc. List the 11 brands.
Dosage Forms: Oral tablet (3000 units; 9000 units); oral tablet, chewable (3000 units; 9000 units).
Drug Class: Digestive enzymes.

What is Lactase?

Lactase is a protein that aids your body in breaking down lactose, which is found in dairy products. If you're lactose intolerant, consumption of dairy products could cause gas or stomach discomfort, such as bloating or diarrhea. Lactase is a dietary supplement that may help to prevent the symptoms of lactose intolerance in people who consume milk or other dairy products. It isn't known for certain if lactase has the ability to treat any medical issue. The use of this product for medicinal purposes is not approved by the FDA. It is not recommended to use lactase to replace the medication prescribed by your physician. Lactase is commonly advertised as a nutritional supplement. There are no controlled manufacturing standards that apply to supplements, and certain products have been identified to contain harmful metals or other substances. Supplements for the diet should be purchased from a trusted source to reduce the risk of contamination. It is also possible to use lactase for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for the product.

Side effects of Lactase

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue, More minor side effects might be more likely, and there may be no side effects whatsoever. This isn't a complete list of all adverse consequences. Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Follow the instructions on the label and in the package. Follow the instructions exactly.

Before you take this drug

The product could contain phenylalanine, which can be harmful if you suffer from the condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU). Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or any other healthcare professional to determine if it's safe to take this medication in the event of any other medical conditions. Don't give lactase to any child under four years of age. Consult your doctor prior to taking this product if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take Lactase?

If you are considering taking supplements, make sure you consult your physician. You might also think about consulting an expert who has been trained in the use of herbal or health supplements. If you decide to use lactase in the manner stated on the package or as recommended by your pharmacist, doctor, or other healthcare professional, don't use more of this supplement than suggested, according to the package. Consume lactase after every bite or sip of any dairy-based product you consume. It is possible to take lactase every day with every meal or snack that contains dairy.

In the event that you consume more milk products in the space of thirty to forty-five minutes, you should take lactase at the same time. Consult your doctor if you continue to experience the symptoms associated with lactose insensitivity. Also, the symptoms worsen after using this product. Keep at room temperature on average, free of heat and moisture. Don't refrigerate.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Lactose Intolerance:

Original Strength: Take three caplets after the first taste of dairy foods to reduce the risk of developing the symptoms.
Extra Strength: Take two caplets at the beginning of a bite of dairy food to reduce the risk of developing signs.
Ultra Caplets Take one caplet when you take your first bite of dairy food to prevent the onset of the symptoms.
Maximum Dose: Two caps at a time.
Ultra Chewables: Chew a chewable tablet after the first bite of dairy food to reduce the risk of developing the symptoms.
Maximum Dose: 2 chewable tablets per time.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Lactose Intolerance:

Original Strength: Take three caplets at the time of taking your first bite of dairy food to reduce the risk of developing the symptoms.
Extra Strength: Take two caplets at the beginning of a bite of dairy food to reduce the risk of developing the symptoms.
Ultra Caplets One caplet is taken immediately after the first bite of dairy food to prevent the onset of signs.
Maximum Dose: 2 caplets at a time.
Ultra Chewables: Take one chewable tablet after the first bites of dairy products to reduce the risk of developing the symptoms.
Maximum Dose: 2 chewable tablets per time.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Dose as quickly as you can, at the beginning of your meal or snack. avoid taking more than two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Lactase in excess is unlikely to trigger any serious signs or symptoms.

What should be avoided?

Do not take your medication at the wrong time or when you are eating food items that contain dairy, as lactase can become less effective.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can alter lactase's activity, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking..

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