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Lactobacillus

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacid, Culturelle

Generic Name: Lactobacillus

Drug Class: Gastrointestinal, Herbals

What Is Lactobacillus and How Does It Work?

Lactobacillus is a type of bacteria that is considered "friendly" bacteria that normally live in our digestive, urinary, and genital systems without causing any disease. Lactobacillus restores the intestinal flora, post-antibiotic diarrhea and for prevention of post-antibiotic vulvovaginal yeast infections (candidiasis).

Numerous products available have shown effectiveness.

Lactobacillus is available under the following different brand names: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacid, and Culturelle.

Dosages of Lactobacillus:

Capsules

Yogurt

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • Lactobacillus: 1-2 capsules orally each day
  • 1-10 billion colony forming units (CFU) per day orally divided in three to four times a day
  • 8 oz yogurt two times a day
  • Take at least 2 hours after antibiotic; continue for several days after antibiotic treatment is finished
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/18/2017



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