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Reviewed on 12/18/2019

Brand Name and Other Names: Align, Bifidobacterium infantis

Generic Name: Bifidobacterium

Drug Class: Gastrointestinal, Herbals

What Is Bifidobacterium Used For and How Does it Work?

Bifidobacterium is used for restoration of intestinal flora, post-antibiotic diarrhea, and prevention of post-antibiotic vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Bifidobacterium is available under the following different brand names: Align and Bifidobacterium infantis.

Dosages of Bifidobacterium

Dosage Considerations

  • Align: 1 capsule (4 mg) orally daily


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Bifidobacterium?

There is no information available on side effects of bifidobacterium.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Bifidobacterium?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Bifidobacterium has no listed interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Bifidobacterium?


This medication contains bifidobacterium. Do not take Align or Bifidobacterium infantis if you are allergic to bifidobacterium or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.


Effects of Drug Abuse

No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Bifidobacterium?"

Long-Term Effects

  • Currently it is not clear if bifidobacterium extended use is safe. Patients are advised not to use it long-term.
  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Bifidobacterium?"


No information available.

Pregnancy and Lactation

There is no information available about use of bifidobacterium during pregnancy. It is unknown if bifidobacterium is excreted into breast milk. Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.


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