Lactose intolerance is a common problem among adults. Drinking milk or enjoying a bowl of ice cream turns from being a treat to a nightmare of gas pain and diarrhea. Avoiding lactose may seem like the only way to gain relief from your symptoms, but you risk losing out on essential nutrients. Lactaid® Fast Act Caplets (96 ct.) can give you back your dairy products.
When Do You Use Lactaid Fast Act Caplets?
You should take one tablet with the first bite or sip of dairy each day. If you plan to continue eating dairy products throughout the day, you should follow up with another pill 35 to 40 minutes later. Make sure you take at least one pill before you enjoy milk or ice cream for full gas pain relief.
Is Lactaid Fast Act Gluten-Free?
Lactaid works hard to make sure their fast act pills are gluten-free. However, some Lactaid products do contain gluten, such as Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, and Berry Chocolate Crumble Ice Cream. Most other products by Lactaid are also gluten-free.
These pills are also kosher, certified by the Orthodox Union. You can take them year-round, except for Passover, for stomach gas relief.
How Does Lactaid Medicine for Stomach Ache and Diarrhea Work?
Lactaid Fast Act Caplets work to help break down the sugar lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products. Many people cannot digest lactose easily. Instead, the dairy products make them feel bloated or have diarrhea. Lactaid acts as gas and bloating relief medicine and as a diarrhea relief medicine for those who are lactose intolerant.
What Age Can Use the Bloating Relief Medicine?
Infants are usually not lactose intolerant. However, some children as young as four have shown signs of having difficulty breaking down the sugar. That is why Lactaid Fast Act Caplets are rated for children as young as four. If your child is younger than four and shows symptoms of lactose intolerance, talk to your doctor before giving the medication.