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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Lactase Tablets for Children

I recently received a question often asked, so I thought I would repeat the answer here.

What is the recommended dose of lactase for children given their age and weight?

I answered:

Lactase is not a medication. It works only on the lactose that is in dairy products.

Therefore, there is no children's dose of lactase. Your child can safely take whatever amount is needed to reduce the symptoms.

If your child doesn't like taking pills, try a chewable lactase tablet or crush the pill and put it into a food.

There are no side effects to lactase. Any unneeded lactase will simply be eliminated along with other waste.

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