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Generic: Lactobacillus
a probiotic - treats Vaginal candidiasis, Asthma, H. pylori infection, Irritable bowel syndrome, Bacterial vaginosis, Immunomodulation, Lactose intolerance, Diarrhea prevention, Necrotizing enterocolitis prevention in infants, Intestinal inflammation, High cholesterol, Intestinal blockage, Breast cancer, Premature birth prevention, Diarrhea treatment, Leaky gut syndrome, Hepatic encephalopathy, Colitis, Atopic dermatitis, and Allergic disorders

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This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Ethan Basch, MD, MPhil, MSc (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Ron Dixon, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Carolyn Williams Orlando, MA (American Botanical Council); David Sollars, MAc, HMC (Merrimack College); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Mamta Vora, PharmD (Northeastern University); Lisa Wendt, PharmD (Albany College of Pharmacy); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

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Delia A, Morgante G, Rago G, et al. Effectiveness of oral administration of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. Paracasei F19 in association with vaginal suppositories of Lactobacillus acidofilus in the treatment of vaginosis and in the prevention of recurrent vaginitis. Minerva Ginecol 2006 Jun;58(3):227- 31.

dios Pozo- Olano J, Warram JH, Jr., Gomez RG, et al. Effect of a lactobacilli preparation on traveler's diarrhea. A randomized, double blind clinical trial. Gastroenterology 1978;74(5 Pt 1):829- 830.

Fedorak RN, Madsen KL. Probiotics and the management of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm.Bowel Dis 2004;10(3):286- 299.

Gotteland M, Poliak L, Cruchet S, et al. Effect of regular ingestion of Saccharomyces boulardii plus inulin or Lactobacillus acidophilus LB in children colonized by Helicobacter pylori. Acta Paediatr 2005 Dec;94(12):1747- 51.

Hilton E, Isenberg HD, Alperstein P, et al. Ingestion of yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus as prophylaxis for candidal vaginitis. Ann Intern Med 1992;116(5):353- 357.

Ishida Y, Nakamura F, Kanzato H, et al. Clinical effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus strain L- 92 on perennial allergic rhinitis: a double- blind, placebo- controlled study. J Dairy Sci 2005;88(2):527- 533.

Kliegman RM, Willoughby RE. Prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis with probiotics. Pediatrics 2005;115(1):171- 172.

Saggioro, A. Probiotics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. J Clin Gastroenterol 2004;38(6 Suppl):S104- S106.

Salazar- Lindo E, Figueroa- Quintanilla D, et al.. Effectiveness and safety of Lactobacillus LB in the treatment of mild acute diarrhea in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2007 May;44(5):571- 6.

Saltzman JR, Russell RM, Golner B, et al. A randomized trial of Lactobacillus acidophilus BG2FO4 to treat lactose intolerance. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69(1):140- 146.

Sazawal S, Hiremath G, Dhingra U, et al. Efficacy of probiotics in prevention of acute diarrhoea: a meta- analysis of masked, randomised, placebo- controlled trials. Lancet Infect Dis 2006 Jun;6(6):374- 82.

Taylor AL, Dunstan JA, Prescott SL. Probiotic supplementation for the first 6 months of life fails to reduce the risk of atopic dermatitis and increases the risk of allergen sensitization in high- risk children: a randomized controlled trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007 Jan;119(1):184- 91.

Vivatvakin B, Kowitdamrong E. Randomized control trial of live Lactobacillus acidophilus plus Bifidobacterium infantis in treatment of infantile acute watery diarrhea. J Med Assoc Thai 2006 Sep;89 Suppl 3:S126- 33.

Xiao SD, Zhang de Z, Lu H, et al. Multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of heat- killed Lactobacillus acidophilus LB in patients with chronic diarrhea. Adv Ther 2003;20(5):253- 260.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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