Yogurt

font size


What other names is Yogurt known by?

Acidophilus Milk, Bulgarian Yogurt, Cultured Milk, Lait Acidophilus, Lait de Culture, Live Culture Yogurt, Probiotic, Probiotique, Yaourt, Yaourt Bulgare, Yaourt de Culture Vivante, Yoghurt, Yogourt, Yogourt Bulgare, Yogourt de Culture Vivante, Yogur.

What is Yogurt?

Yogurt is milk that has been fermented with various bacteria. People use it as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Diarrhea in children.
  • Diarrhea associated with antibiotics.
  • Preventing vaginal yeast infections.
  • Lactose intolerance, as an alternative to milk.
  • Treating a bacterial infection that can cause stomach ulcers (Helicobacter pylori), when used in combination with other medicines.
  • High cholesterol levels.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Asthma.
  • Diarrhea in malnourished infants and children.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bacterial vaginosis, preventing urinary tract infections, preventing colorectal cancer, treating peptic ulcers, preventing sunburns, 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).


Therapeutic Research Faculty copyright

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


GI Disorders

Get the latest treatment options.

advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations