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Lactaid Fast Act Caplets is a dietary supplement designed for individuals who have lactose intolerance or difficulty digesting lactose-containing foods. The caplets contain lactase enzymes that break down lactose into glucose and galactose, which can be more easily digested by the body.
Note that Lactaid Fast Act Caplets are not a cure for lactose intolerance and should not be used as a substitute for a lactose-free diet. Individuals with severe or chronic digestive issues should consult a healthcare provider before using any dietary supplements.
Use and Dosage
Lactaid Fast Act comes in the form of tablets to take it by mouth usually up to 2 tablets at one time. The tablet should not be chewed. The tablet should be swallowed whole with water at the beginning of a meal that contains dairy. Chewing the tablet may reduce its effectiveness and may also result in a bitter taste.
Lactase works quickly to make dairy foods easy to digest for those with lactose intolerance or dairy sensitivity, so you can enjoy dairy without discomfort. Taking lactase enzyme with milk products as directed can help prevent upset stomach, abdominal bloating/cramping, gas, and diarrhea caused by these products.
The recommended dosage for Lactaid Fast Act Caplets tablet is typically one caplet taken with the first bite of dairy food. If necessary, two caplets can be taken at a time. The caplets contain 9000 Units of lactase enzyme.
Common Side Effects of Lactaid Fast Act Caplets (Lactase Enzyme - non-Rx):
- Stomach pain
Serious Side Effects of Lactaid Fast Act Caplets (Lactase Enzyme - non-Rx):
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stool
- Diarrhea lasting more than 2 days
Forms and Strength
Lactaid Fast Act Caplets (Lactase Enzyme - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Lactaid Fast Act Caplets: Tablet
- 9000 FCCLU
- Allergic reactions: Individuals who are allergic to any of the ingredients in Lactaid Fast Act Caplets should avoid using them. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction.
- Lactose intolerance diagnosis: Lactaid Fast Act Caplets may help alleviate the symptoms of lactose intolerance, but they are not a cure and should not be used as a substitute for a lactose-free diet. Individuals with lactose intolerance should consult a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and advice on dietary modifications.
- Dosage and usage: Lactaid Fast Act Caplets should be taken as directed on the label or by a healthcare provider. Overuse or misuse of the caplets may cause digestive problems, including diarrhea, bloating, and gas.
- Interactions with other drugs: Lactaid Fast Act Caplets may interact with other medications or supplements, including those containing calcium, magnesium, or zinc. Consult a healthcare provider before taking any new medications or supplements.
- Special populations: Lactaid Fast Act Caplets are considered safe for use by most people, including children ages 4 and up, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and older adults. However, individuals with severe or chronic digestive issues or compromised immune systems should consult a healthcare provider before using any dietary supplements.
- Shelf life and storage: Lactaid Fast Act Caplets have a shelf life of approximately 36 months and should be stored in a cool, dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight. Expired caplets should be discarded and not used.
- Side effects: While Lactaid Fast Act Caplets are considered safe and well-tolerated, some individuals may experience mild side effects such as nausea, abdominal pain, or constipation. If you experience any severe or persistent symptoms, you should stop using the caplets and consult a healthcare provider.
- Ingredient interactions: Some individuals may be intolerant or sensitive to certain ingredients in Lactaid Fast Act Caplets, such as cellulose or magnesium stearate. If you have any known allergies or intolerances to these ingredients, you should avoid using caplets.
- Overuse: Lactaid Fast Act Caplets should not be overused or relied upon as a long-term solution for lactose intolerance. Overuse may lead to an increase in lactose intolerance symptoms or other digestive issues. If you are struggling with lactose intolerance, consult a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How many Lactaid Fast Act Caplets should I take?
The recommended dosage of Lactaid Fast Act Caplets is 1-2 caplets per serving of dairy, depending on your level of lactose intolerance. Do not exceed 12 caplets per day.
Can I take Lactaid Fast Act Caplets if I am lactose intolerant but pregnant or nursing?
Lactaid Fast Act Caplets are considered safe for pregnant and nursing women with lactose intolerance, but you should talk to your doctor before taking them.
How should I store Lactaid Fast Act Caplets?
Lactaid Fast Act Caplets should be stored in a cool, dry place and kept out of reach of children.
How long do Lactaid Fast Act Caplets last?
The shelf life of Lactaid Fast Act Caplets is about 2 years from the date of manufacture. Check the expiration date on the package before using it.
It's important to purchase Lactaid Fast Act Caplet from verified Canadian pharmacy.