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A 22-year-old male asked:

I am lactose intolerance (but depends on how much i consume). would lactase pills be effective after symptoms show?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Lactose intolerance: Lactase (http://www.Drugs.Com/cdi/lactase.Html) is a great option for those who are lactose intolerant which as you've noted, depends upon what & how much you eat. Lactase won't work for everyone but it's worth a try.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Using the enzyme: The enzyme must be consumed along with whatever lactose containing foods you eat for them to be effective. Taking a few tablets before a meal is the common use. Once you have developed symptoms they cannot reach/effect the process.

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Davis, CA
A 22-year-old male asked:

I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount i drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: You would need to take the lactase before you ingest the lactose. Once the symptoms present it is too late to prevent.

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