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All about: Lactaid Chewable Tablets

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Generic Name: Lactase Chewable Tablets (LAK-tase)
Brand Name: Examples include Lactaid and Lactaid Ultra

Lactaid Chewable Tablets is used for:

Helping you consume dairy foods without gas, cramps, bloating, or diarrhea.

Lactaid Chewable Tablets is an enzyme. It works by helping the digestion of milk sugar.

Do NOT use Lactaid Chewable Tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Lactaid Chewable Tablets

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Lactaid Chewable Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Lactaid Chewable Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lactaid Chewable Tablets. However, no specific interactions with Lactaid Chewable Tablets are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lactaid Chewable Tablets 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 Lactaid Chewable Tablets:

Use Lactaid Chewable Tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Lactaid Chewable Tablets with the first bite or drink of dairy product.
  • Chew thoroughly before swallowing.
  • If you continue to consume foods containing dairy after 20 to 45 minutes, take another tablet.
  • If you miss a dose of Lactaid Chewable Tablets, take it as soon as possible.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lactaid Chewable Tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Lactaid Chewable Tablets is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 4 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is unknown if Lactaid Chewable Tablets may cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Lactaid Chewable Tablets, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Lactaid Chewable Tablets during pregnancy. It is unknown if Lactaid Chewable Tablets is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Lactaid Chewable Tablets, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Lactaid Chewable Tablets:

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 Lactaid Chewable Tablets. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

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 Lactaid Chewable Tablets:

Store Lactaid Chewable Tablets 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 Lactaid Chewable Tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Lactaid Chewable Tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Lactaid Chewable Tablets is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lactaid Chewable Tablets. 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: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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