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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.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
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
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.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your 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.
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
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):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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.