User Reviews for Lactaid
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
|Lactose Intolerance||9 reviews||11 medications|
|Summary of Lactaid reviews||5.2||9 reviews|
Reviews for Lactaid
For Lactose Intolerance "After discovering that all medications I was taking had lactose in them. Also finding out I was taking the wrong lactaid. I found that I must use the fast acting kind. My problems have all but disappeared. I can tolerate some sharp cheddar cheese. When eating out I take 2 fast acting at every meal because like it was said before, lactose can hide in a lot of places. I can have a lactose free meal at home and still have to take 2 lactaid because of warfarin I take that has lactose as a filler. My stomach is much better because of lactaid."
Tasmanused January 18, 2018
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "This is my second time trying this pill. The first, was about ten years ago. Therefore, I brushed the side effects to the side and thought it was just me. This time, I took two pills and all I can say is that I will never try them again! Maybe it’s just me but I vomited, had diarrhea and my stomach hurt for hours. I prayed to the porcelain Queen like no other. All I wanted was a mini bar of ice cream but after feeling so bad, I’d rather deal with the side effects from having the ice cream."
Mz Jay (taken for less than 1 month) December 27, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "I lived in pain from most foods, until a new Gastroenterology doctor (Mayo Clinic) tested me for lactose intolerance. I proved to be VERY lactose intolerant. He recommended that I avoid milk, yogurt, and ice cream but try Lactaid with every meal, particularly canned foods and restaurant foods. Trace amounts of lactose can be present in canned products. When dining out, there are no guarantees of what is put in the food. Even foods that seem relatively safe, could contain lactose. Lactaid has worked GREAT! I no longer get sick after canned tuna fish or eating out. I continue to avoid milk and ice cream, but I can eat cheese within moderation. I hope the product works for those who need it. For me, it's been a lifeline to normalcy."
Mr. French April 7, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "After not having many issues with any dairy other than ice cream, I decided to try lactaid in order to be able to enjoy the delicious treat of vanilla ice cream once more...but I regret everything now. Not only did it not do Jack squat, but my symptoms of lactose intolerance are even worse now. Usually I can get away with just a little bit of gas and I'm fine but now I have nausea, diarrhea, gas, and bloating. Worst decision ever!!! This product deserves negative stars!!!"
Scooterbutt9919 February 6, 2017
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "If I could give this product 0 stars I would. I took this pill twice and felt that the product worked fine. A couple days later, and I was experiencing the worst abdominal pain and cramping I've ever had. It put me into the hospital. I'm on my 4th day of misery and I promise I will never take this again. I would rather experience what I usually do after eating dairy. It's not worth the risk of seeing if it works for you. It's going into the trash."
Nourski (taken for less than 1 month) July 4, 2015
15 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "It's very effective overall, one pill prevents symptoms from regular moderately lactose containing products, like cheese or yoghurt, but 2 pills are needed for regular milk or ice cream or even a cappuccino. It has honestly truly changed my life!!"
Tammz (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 7, 2015
30 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "Lactaid definitely helps when eating milk products but it also caused severe constipation as some other users have reported."
Bobbie929 November 7, 2014
23 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "Very positive. I can eat almost anything as long as I take the Lactaid tablet as directed"
moonmuse (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 4, 2014
20 users found this comment helpful.
For Lactose Intolerance "My 10 yr old son would get stomach cramps and diarrhea every time he tried milk. We tried lactaid on two different occasions a few weeks apart and both times caused vomiting. Obviously something in the pills does not agree with him."
Stu921 (taken for less than 1 month) June 23, 2014
22 users found this comment helpful.
Learn more about
Micromedex® Care Notes
Symptoms and treatments
Mayo Clinic Reference
More about Lactaid (lactase)
- Lactaid Side Effects
- During Pregnancy
- Drug Images
- Compare Alternatives
- Support Group
- 9 Reviews – Add your own review/rating
- Drug class: digestive enzymes
Other brands: SureLac