1 capsule/packet PO BID
May swallow capsule whole, or empty contents of capsule or packet onto tongue followed by drinking 4 oz of water or juice
May also open capsule or packet and sprinkle over semisolid food (eg, applesauce, yogurt)
Additionally, may open capsule or packet and dissolve contents in liquid and drink (eg, water, juice, milk)
Intestinal Flora Restoration
Restoration of intestinal flora, post-antibiotic diarrhea and prevention of post-antibiotic vulvovaginal candidiasis
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
GI wall perforation
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
Lactation: Unknown if excreted into breast milk
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs
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