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Generic Name: Lactase Capsules and Tablets (LAK-tase)
Brand Name: Examples include Lactaid and SureLac
Lactase is used for:
Helping you consume dairy foods without gas, cramps, bloating, or diarrhea.
Lactase is an enzyme. It works by helping the digestion of milk sugar.
Do NOT use Lactase if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Lactase :
Some medical conditions may interact with Lactase . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lactase . However, no specific interactions with Lactase are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lactase may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Lactase :
Use Lactase as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lactase .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Lactase :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with Lactase . Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Lactase :
Store Lactase at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep Lactase out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lactase . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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