- What other names is Lactobacillus known by?
- What is Lactobacillus?
- How does Lactobacillus work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Lactobacillus.
Likely Effective for...
- Diarrhea in children caused by certain viruses.
Possibly Effective for...
- Preventing diarrhea in children caused by antibiotics or hospitalization.
- Treating diarrhea caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.
- Bacterial vaginal infections.
- Treating and preventing eczema (atopic dermatitis) in infants and children.
- Helping prescription medications treat Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Lung infections in children.
- Preventing diarrhea due to traveling.
- Ulcerative colitis. Some research suggests that taking a specific combination product containing lactobacillus, bifidobacteria, and streptococcus might help induce remission and prevent relapse.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Crohn's disease.
- Lactose intolerance.
- Reducing symptoms of too much bacteria in the intestines.
- Yeast infections after taking antibiotics.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs), general digestion problems, yeast infections, high cholesterol, Lyme disease, hives, fever blisters, canker sores, acne, cancer, stimulating the immune system, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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