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
Intestinal Flora Restoration
Restoration of intestinal flora, post-antibiotic diarrhea and prevention of post-antibiotic vulvovaginal candidiasis
- 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)
- New Biotic, LLC; 19546 Rogan Court; Rowland Heights, California
Immunocompromised patients.; GI wall perforation
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
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.
Mechanism of Action
Restores normal bowel flora that inhibit growth of harmful bacteria; stimulates local immunity; promotes water reabsorption in colon