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Lactase

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Lactase is not recommended for people who are intolerant to lactose. The drug contains the important enzyme that is essential for a biochemical action in our body, involving the breaking down of lactose in milk and milk product. This breakdown of lactose, which is a complex sugar, helps to ease the digestion process of milk. People who are lactose intolerant suffer from extreme nausea, vomiting, muscular cramps and gastric discomfort. Lactase helps to break down the milk sugar into glucose and galactose. It also helps in the proper absorption of calcium which is necessary to prevent a large number of diseases and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.

This medicine has a few rare side effects, however if any reaction is seen, medical attention must sought immediately. It may include a sudden flare of itching and skin rashes, dizziness, gastric disorders, nausea, vomiting or difficulty in breathing. Some patients may also suffer from swelling of the tongue, lips or throat if they are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine. It is best to consult your doctor in case you are pregnant or a lactating mother, or if you are already taking any other prescription drugs or diet supplements.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Lactase, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Lactase as ingredient

Lactase is an enzyme supplement that is given to people who are lactose intolerant. Lactose is a type of sugar present in milk which is broken down by the lactase enzyme produced by the small intestine. This enzyme is not present in people with lactose intolerance where Lactase supplements breaks down the lactose via double replacement action.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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