Lactase splits lactose to produce the sugars glucose and galactose. People who are lactose intolerant can experience cramps, diarrhea, and gas after consuming milk products.
People use lactase for lactose intolerance. It is also used for colic, growth and development in preterm infants, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Lactase is likely safe when taken by mouth with lactose-containing foods.
Children: Lactase is likely safe when taken by mouth with lactose-containing foods.
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