Lactose Intolerance Medication

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Praveen K Roy, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.


Digestive enzymes

Class Summary

Provide necessary enzymes for lactose digestion.

Lactase enzymes (LACTAID, Dairy Ease, Lactrase)

For patients with lactase enzymatic deficiency. Prevent osmotic diarrhea in patients deficient in lactase enzyme who consume milk.