Lactose Intolerance: A Common Malady in the Population - JA0008057-0000-19-183-H01-T

Lactose Intolerance: A Common Malady in the Population

by Brittani Zurek, PharmD and Daniella Krantz, CPhT, BS, MS
(4.5 / 59 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
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Lactose intolerance is a frequently experienced syndrome of GI symptoms arising from the inability to digest lactose-containing foods. It occurs as a result of lactase deficiency, which affects two-thirds of the world’s population. Symptoms of lactose intolerance can often be confused with other GI conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, or gluten intolerance. Treatments for these conditions are very different from those for lactose intolerance, making proper identification essential to management. Education about lactose intolerance and its management is especially important for growing children who may start to avoid dairy products that are essential to proper bone development. With proper education, patients with lactose intolerance can continue to enjoy cow’s milk products and receive adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D to maintain healthy bone mineral density.


The goal of this module is to provide a comprehensive review of lactose intolerance and of appropriate methods for its identification and management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define lactose intolerance, lactose malabsorption, and lactase deficiency
  • Describe the difference between lactose intolerance and lactase deficiency
  • Identify characteristic symptoms of lactose intolerance
  • Recognize appropriate tests used to identify lactase deficiency and lactose intolerance
  • Identify management strategies for lactose intolerance

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacy technicians
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 06/17/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 6/12/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/14/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Mai V - Portland, OR  ·  Oct 30, 2019
It was an interesting topic and affects many people in the population.
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COLIN M - LEAWOOD, KS  ·  Oct 30, 2019
useful in helping to better identify and understand
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SCHIARA P - Overland Park , KS  ·  Oct 29, 2019
this issue affects so many and sure is a important message to many especially in case of accidental food that may contain milk products
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EFFIE T - Plano, TX  ·  Oct 28, 2019
This was a decent and informative review.
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Zully H - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Oct 28, 2019
Very informative and knowledgeable, I learned a lot.
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