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BACID
LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS - ORAL

Uses

This product contains the bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus which is naturally found in the stomach/intestines. Sometimes antibiotics can disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in the stomach/intestines, causing diarrhea. This product has been used for diarrhea due to antibiotic use and can help to restore the normal balance of intestinal bacteria. It has also been used for vaginal and urinary tract infections. Some diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How To Use

Take this product by mouth, with milk, fruit juice, or water. Refer to the label directions for your specific product to see if the dose must be swallowed whole, chewed, or sprinkled onto food or liquid. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you are using this product for diarrhea due to antibiotics, do not use for more than 2 days or if you have a high fever, unless your doctor tells you to do so. Do not use in children younger than 3 years of age unless your doctor tells you to do so. If your condition persists or worsens or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

An increase in stomach gas may occur, but usually goes away with continued treatment. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. An allergic reaction to this product is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

This product should not be used if you have the following medical conditions: allergies to milk/lactose products. Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diarrhea lasting more than 2 days (especially if you also have a high fever), other stomach problems, recurring vaginal infections, recurring urinary tract infections, any allergies. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding before using this product.

Drug Interactions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: antibiotics. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Do not share this product with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Refer to the storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines and products away from children and pets.