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What is the definition or description of: lactaid?

What is the definition or description of: lactaid?

Lactaid: Lactaid is a dietary supplement used by people with lactose intolerance to help digest lactose better. Lactaid contains lactase which is the enzyme that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

Lactaid (Definition)

Lactaid is a dietary supplement used by people with lactose intolerance to help digest lactose better. Lactaid contains lactase which is the enzyme ...Read more


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Is lactaid safe for babies?

Is lactaid safe for babies?

Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I tell if lactaid milk has gone bad?

Smell, look, date: Look at date on the carton.
Smell it.
Look at it.

If you passed the date and it smells bad and looks abnormal then throw it away.

Although asking about whether your milk has gone or not, is not really a medical question is it? ...Read more

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Can I take beano and lactaid multiples times a day?

Can I take beano and lactaid multiples times a day?

Yes: But if you so much gas, you may consider seeing a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Do lactaid pills (for lactose intolerants) work well?

Usually yes: Must be taken right before first ingestion of the milk product. Depending upon the severity of the intolerance, several tabs may be needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any side effects after taking lactaid?

Usually not.: Most people do not have any side effects from Lactaid. They usually notice that they are able to tolerate dairy products much better. Use it in good health, if you need it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a limit to the number of lactaid pills that one can take?

Take as directed: I would take it as directed on the box or as instructed by your doctor. It can be taken with each meal or snack daily as needed. Please note that the FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become lactose intolerant by drinking lactaid?

No: Lactaid is used to treat lactose intolerance. It would not cause intolerance. ...Read more

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How many lactaid pills should I take if I want to eat ice cream?

Depends: Depends on how much you eat. Look at the label for suggestions and then adjust the dose to fit you. Trial and error. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 12 lactaid pills at a time so that I can eat pizza?

Lactose free cheese: It would be better to inquire about pizza made with lactose free cheese than trying to take so many pills, which may not be effective anyway. ...Read more

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Instead of using fat free milk, can I used lactaid milk? Are they similar?

Could be.: The issue with lactose intolerance is with the sugar in the milk, not with the fat so far free milk and lactaid milk are not the same in that regard. ...Read more

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Been lactose intolerant for 4 years now. Recently i've been having symptoms if I don't take lactaid pill even if i do. Could it be getting worse?

Lactose: Lactose intolerance often progresses as people age. The pill form of the enzyme can help a bit, but may not digest all the lactose in your diet. One solution is to avoid dairy products entirely. Another is only to eat/drink lactose-free dairy, and these are now widely available. Some people who are lactose intolerant are also fructose intolerant, which means additional care about what you eat. ...Read more

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What helps with being lactose intolerance besides lactaid?

What helps with being lactose intolerance besides lactaid?

Lactose free: Going lactose freemay be required for one that has significant symtptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Do lactaid pills really help lactose intolerance?

Do lactaid pills really help lactose intolerance?

Timing: They certainly do but they must be used correctly. I recommend one tablet at the beginning and one immediately at the end of any meal containing dairy or lactose. Remember to read labels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lactaid milk and soy milk?

Cows milk vs soy: Lactaid milk is still cows milk with the same protein, vitamins, and calcium as regular cows milk, and is also lactose free. Soy milk is derived from soy beans, so it is also lactose free. It does not have the same protein content as cows milk. They are both good if you suffer from lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Will taking lactaid pills actually help me with my lactose intolerance?

Will taking lactaid pills actually help me with my lactose intolerance?

Yes: The pill contains the lactase enzyme that lactose intolerant people do not have. You may need to work on how much to use and the timing, since dosing is an estimate. If you are consuming a high lactose product like milk, take more and start before you drink it. A low lactose product like sharp cheddar cheese would take little or no supplement. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat severe symptoms of lactose intolerance besides lactaid?

Options: Lactose intolerance occurs in those who have loss of the enzyme that digests lactose in their intestines. If you consume it and have no way to digest it, gut germs will creating extra gas & acid which triggers cramps. Lactaid is just the enzyme that is missing, which can reduce symptoms, but many don't take enough to match their lactose intake. Either take more lactaid or consume less lactose. ...Read more

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I just started my daughter on milk and she's been having diaherria 3-4 times a day. Should i start her on lactaid on will it take time?

I just started my daughter on milk and she's been having diaherria 3-4 times a day. Should i start her on lactaid on will it take time?

Lactaid: Lactaid is to be used for those are missing an enzyme to digest milk.

Your daughter is probably allergic to milk and lactaid will not help. Call your child's doctor. ...Read more

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What happens when a lactose intolerant person has lactose a lot without lactaid digestive enzymes?

Gas,cramps,diarrhea: Lactose will case gas, produced by some bacterial action on the sugar, cramping, and loose stools. The un-absorbed lactose acts as an osmotic agent and pulls water into the stool. It also produces a somewhat acidic stool that will produce a chemical burn on exiting the body. ...Read more

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Hi my 2 year old has a problem digesting milk. It makes him very uncomfortable and i don't like the idea of giving him soya, can he have lactaid ?

Hi my 2 year old has a problem digesting milk. It makes him very uncomfortable and i don't like the idea of giving him soya, can he have lactaid ?

Yes, if...: Yes, a 2 year old can have lactaid milk (which is cow milk with its lactose already split into simple sugars), if he is not believed to have an allergy to cow milk. ...Read more

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My 1yr old is started whole milk lactaid...Isnt the organic whole milk good for her no matter if its not lactose frer? Or should I stick to lactaid?

My 1yr old is started whole milk lactaid...Isnt the organic whole milk good for her no matter if its not lactose frer? Or should I stick to lactaid?

Confusing question: Lactaid milk more expensive because it has the enzyme added that helps you digest lactose milk sugar, which is common in about 25% of adults. Many kids can become lactose intolerant over time or have it transiently after diarrhea.If your kid is lactose intolerant it is an easy way to get calcium into her diet. Recent studies suggest organics offer little if any benefit over normally obtained food. ...Read more

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Do probiotics help process lactose? I noticed that the weeks I drank yogurt with probiotics I was able to tolerate products with lactose I wouldn't normally be able to consume without taking Lactaid pills.

Do probiotics help process lactose? I noticed that the weeks I drank yogurt with probiotics I was able to tolerate products with lactose I wouldn't normally be able to consume without taking Lactaid pills.

Very Good!: While scientific evidence regarding the use of probiotics in treating lactose intolerance is quite mixed, in the general population, since it seem to be working in you, I would be tempted to continue it for now.
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Is it safe to take gas-x and lactaid at the same time?

Is it safe to take gas-x and lactaid at the same time?

Yes: Lactaid is an enzyme that will help digest milk sugar without any side effects. Gas-x is designed to break down gas bubbles in the intestinal tract and it also has no side effects. ...Read more

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My friend has a milk allergy so can she just take lactaid and eat pizza?

My friend has a milk allergy so can she just take lactaid and eat pizza?

Possibly: Milk intolerance is most often not an allergy but a deficiency of the enzyme (lactase) that breaks down lactose (a complex milk sugar). If it is not broken down it is poorly absorbed and bacteria act on it to form gas & acids and abdominal pain. Several things can cause low lactase. I recommend trying to eliminate milk products if that stops it, try lactaid and slowly add milk, it may work. ...Read more