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[Pharmaceutical drugs containing lactose can as a rule be used by persons with lactose intolerance].
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Vinther S, Rumessen JJ, Christensen M
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Ugeskr Laeger. 2015 Mar;177(11)
 
Lactose is often used as an excipient in pharmaceutical drugs. Current evidence indicates that the amount of lactose in most drugs is not sufficient to cause symptoms in persons with lactose intolerance, although interindividual differences in sensitivity probably exist. Patient preferences and/or suboptimal treatment adherence could be reasons for considering lactose-free drug alternatives.
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Klinisk Farmakologisk Afdeling, Bispebjerg Hospital, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, 2400 København NV. siri.vinther.02@regionh.dk.
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