Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about lactose intolerance.
Does medication contain lactose?
The amount of lactose in medicines is so minor that it shouldn’t cause any symptoms but if the individual has a severe intolerance, in some cases (like generic medicines) there may be a manufacturer who produces a lactose free version of the medicine. Your pharmacist would be the best person to advise you on the availability of a lactose free alternative.
Is there a connection between lactose intolerance and behaviour in children?
The link between allergies, intolerance and behavioural change is still very debatable. Whilst hard scientific evidence is still lacking, some research does suggest that these can be linked.
Can children grow out of lactose intolerance?
It is possible for children to grow out of lactose intolerance, but most children who are intolerant to lactose are intolerant for life. Children grow out of their intolerance if it is a result of an acute illness, in which case the individual will recover lactase levels after a few months.