What is Lactaid?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Lactase

See also: Lactaid Fast Act Lactose Free Diet Lactose intolerance breath test

Lactaid is a brand name for the enzyme lactase. It is used to help digest lactose in milk for patients with lactose intolerance.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Lactose intolerance 5 2
Abdominal cramps 1 2
Allergic rhinitis 1 1
Diarrhea 1 0
Support digestive health 1 0

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lactaid

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lactaid

Dosage Patients
3,000units as needed 1
3,000unt as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Lactaid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Lactaid

Duration

Currently taking Lactaid

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Lactaid

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Lactaid

Dec 7, 2008 (Started Apr 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lactose intolerance symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i can eat cheese again yay
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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