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What is Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination used for?

Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination capsule/ tablet is used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.

Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination work?

In Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination, Bifidobacterium belongs to the class of drugs called probiotics. It is a friendly bacterium that breaks down food and help in the uptake of nutrients.

Lactobacillus belongs to the class of drugs called probiotics. Lactobacillus acts by restoring and balancing useful bacteria in the intestine, thereby improving the digestion.

How to take Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination capsule/ tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination?

Consult your doctor for potential drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination:

  • Bloating
  • Stomach gas

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Stomach upset
  • Severe bloating

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination?

  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination causes dizziness.
  • Avoid caffeine-containing food while taking Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination as it may increase the side effects of Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination.

You are advised not to take Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination?

  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart problems, liver or kidney diseases.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination

  1. Can I take Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combinationalong with antibiotics?
  2. Maintain a gap of 2 hours between Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination and antibiotics to reduce the effect of antibiotics on the medicine.

  3. Is it safe to take Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination in children with diarrhoea?
  4. Yes. It is safe to give Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination to children to treat diarrhoea.

  5. Can I recommend Bifidobacterium + Lactobacillus combination to others?
  6. It is not advisable to recommend drugs to others as the severity of the condition and medical history may not be the same for every individual.


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