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Lactose Intolerance- Prevention

To minimize your chances of getting symptoms associated with lactose intolerance, you can:

- Avoid or eat smaller servings of lactose containing dairy products
- Eat and drink lactose-free products
- Use Lactase tablets, chewables, or liquids before a lactose-containing meal

 

References

1. Walker, Paul C. APhA Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: Chapter 17 Diarrhea. 16th Edition, Washington DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2009: 700-706.
2. National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Lactose Intolerance. June 2009. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/lactoseintolerance/. Last accessed September 2, 2011.
3. Dugdale, David. Lactose Intolerance. July 7, 2010. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001321/ . Last accessed September 2, 2011.
4. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Lactose Intolerance: Causes. February 16, 2010. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lactose-intolerance/DS00530/DSECTION=causes. Last accessed September 2, 2011.
5. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Lactose Intolerance: Risk Factors. February 16, 2010. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lactose-intolerance/DS00530/DSECTION=risk-factors. Last accessed September 2, 2011.

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