Lactobacillus is a commonly available medicine, often available over the counter without a prescription. It is a bacteria that occurs naturally in the human body, and is commonly found in the intestines and in the vagina. It is used as a probiotic.
Commonly used in alternative medicine to treat children with diarrhea caused by rotavirus, it is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, colic in infants, lung infections in children, bacterial vaginal infections, skin infection in children who are allergic to milk, among other medical conditions.
It works by creating an environment unfavorable to potentially pathogenic fungi or bacteria through the production of lactic acid, and favors the establishment of an aciduric flora, thereby suppressing the growth of pathogenic microorganisms; helps re-establish normal intestinal flora
Although this medicine is available without a prescription, you are advised to consult your doctor before using this medication if you suffer from short bowel syndrome, or have a weakened immune system, as a result of a disease or caused by the usage of certain medications.
Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not give any medicines to children without consulting a medical practitioner first.
Do not take this medication within two hours of using any antibiotic drugs. Follow the instructions given on the package while taking a dose, or do as directed by your physician. You are recommended to avoid overdosing if you miss a dose.
Lactobacillus creates an environment unfavorable to potentially pathogenic fungi or bacteria through the production of lactic acid, and favors establishment of an aciduric flora, thereby suppressing the growth of pathogenic microorganisms; helps re-establish normal intestinal flora
The medicine is useful against the following conditions:
Diarrhoea Associated With Antibiotics
Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Lactobacillus Acidophilus, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Lactobacillus as ingredient
This constituent of this medication is good and friendly bacteria which is used to treat diarrhoea, high cholesterol and other digestive problems. Once the supplements are taken, it produces lactic acid in the intestine, thereby preventing pathogens or bad bacteria from entering and growing. The lactic acid produced by this medication helps in restoring gastrointestinal health.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Disease
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