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What is the best lactose intolerance medicine that i can get over the counter?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Brand name Lactaid

The brand name lactaid chewables work well and taste good.
If quite lactose intolerant, chew one lactaid with each slice of pizza or each 6 ounce yogurt cup. The more lactose in the food, the more lactaid chewables needed. For example, one may chew one tablet while eating a slice of pizza, and chew a second tablet while eating a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

In brief: Brand name Lactaid

The brand name lactaid chewables work well and taste good.
If quite lactose intolerant, chew one lactaid with each slice of pizza or each 6 ounce yogurt cup. The more lactose in the food, the more lactaid chewables needed. For example, one may chew one tablet while eating a slice of pizza, and chew a second tablet while eating a scoop of ice cream for dessert.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology

In brief: eat less lactose

This is the beat way to avoid diarrhea from lactose.
Chinese and japanese food is remarkable for having little lactose in the food.

In brief: eat less lactose

This is the beat way to avoid diarrhea from lactose.
Chinese and japanese food is remarkable for having little lactose in the food.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
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Dr. John Chiu
Try taking lactase pills just prior to having dairy products. It is easy to say avoiding all dairy but often hard to do. Cheese and yogurt are usually well tolerated.
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