What is Lactase?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Lactaid Digestive advantage lactose defense formula Lactaid Fast Act Show all

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See also: Lactaid Ultra

Lactase is an enzyme used to help digest lactose in milk for patients with lactose intolerance.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Lactose intolerance 12 3
Diarrhea 5 0
Abdominal cramps 2 2
Irritable bowel syndrome 2 0
Support digestive health 2 1

Show all 10 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
14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lactase

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1
Flatulence 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lactase

Dosage Patients
1,250units/5gtt as needed 1
3,000units as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Lactase

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 2
Personal research 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Lactase

Duration

Currently taking Lactase

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Lactase

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 9
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1 patient evaluation for Lactase

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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