Generic Name: lactobacillus, Oral tablet

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Highlights for lactobacillus

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LACTOBACILLUS (lak toh buh SIL uhs) is a supplement. It is used to help the normal balance of bacteria in the colon. This may treat or prevent diarrhea caused by an infection or by antibiotics. The FDA has not approved this supplement for any medical use. This supplement may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral capsuleOral granulesOral SolutionChewable tablet
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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lactobacillus Side Effects

Oral tablet

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • severe nausea, vomiting
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • hiccups
  • stomach gas
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lactobacillus May Interact with Other Medications

Oral tablet

Interactions are not expected.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use lactobacillus

Oral tablet

Take this medicine by mouth with a small amount of milk, fruit juice, or water. Follow the directions on the package labeling, or take as directed by your health care professional. This medicine can be taken with cereal or other food. Do not take this medicine more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. This medicine is not recommended for children under 3 years old unless prescribed by a doctor.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • chronic disease
  • immune system problems
  • prosthetic heart valve or valvular heart disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Lactobacillus, any medicines, lactose or milk, other foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

See your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse. Do not take this supplement for more than 2 days or if you have a fever unless your doctor tells you to.

If you have allergies to milk or you are sensitive to lactose, do not use this supplement.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in the refrigerator or as directed on the package label. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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