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