Lactobacillus (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacid, more...Culturelle
  • Print

Suggested Dosing

Lactobacillus: 1-2 capsules/day PO

1-10 billion CFU's/day PO divided TID-QID

8 oz yogurt BID

Take at least 2 hours after antibiotic; continue for several days after antibiotic treatment finished

Next:

Suggested Uses

Intestinal Flora Restoration

Restoration of intestinal flora, post-antibiotic diarrhea and prevention of post-antibiotic vulvovaginal candidiasis

Efficacy

  • Numerous products available that have shown effectiveness (eg, Lactobacillus GG [Culturelle])

Behcet Disease (Orphan)

Lactobacillus Brevis Cd2: Indicated for treatment of Behcet disease

Orphan indication sponsor

  • VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc; 100 West Road; Towson, MD 21204

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Orphan)

Lactobacillus plantarum: Orphan designation for treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Sponsor

  • New Biotic, LLC; 19546 Rogan Court; Rowland Heights, California
Previous
Next:

Adverse Effects

N/A

Previous
Next:

Warnings

Contraindications

Immunocompromised patients.; GI wall perforation

Previous
Next:

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

more...
Previous
Next:

Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Restores normal bowel flora that inhibit growth of harmful bacteria; stimulates local immunity; promotes water reabsorption in colon

Previous