Generic Name: Alpha-galactosidase enzyme

  • Other names:

    Beano Meltaways
  • What is this medication?

    Beano contains a natural food enzyme that is intended to break down the complex sugars found in many foods, making them easier to digest so they don't cause gas. Beano Meltaways is a vegetarian friendly formula.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Beano?

    If a rare sensitivity occurs after taking Beano Meltaways discontinue use of this product. Galactosemics consult your doctor.

    Too much heat can inactivate the enzyme, so don't cook with Beano.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Beano?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

    If you are a galactosemic, consult your doctor.

  • What are the possible side effects of Beano?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking Beano?

    Do not cook with Beano, as too much heat can inactivate the enzyme.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Beano?

    If Beano is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Beano with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Beano?

    Take this product right before your first bite of problems foods. Use this product every day right before every meal with problem foods.


    Adults and children ≥12 years: Swallow or chew 2 to 3 tablets for a typical meal.

    Children <12 years: Consult with a doctor.

    Beano Meltaways:

    Adults and children ≥12 years: At mealtime, place one Meltaway tablet on your tongue and let it dissolve.

    Children <12 years: Consult with a doctor.

  • How should I store Beano?

    Store below 25°C (77°C). Avoid heat.