Reviewed on 8/24/2021

What Is Bifidobacterium Used For and How Does it Work?

Bifidobacterium is used for the 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.

What Are the Dosages of Bifidobacterium?

Dosages of Bifidobacterium:

  • Align: 1 capsule (4 mg)

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 the 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 is 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 is available.

Pregnancy and Lactation

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

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