Lactobacillus Sporogenes

Description

Lactobacillus Sporogenes is a probiotic used to treat diarrhea caused due to infections, antibiotics, travel, chemotherapy, etc. It may also be used for the treatment of digestive disorders, vaginal infections, lipid disorders, etc. This supplement is not recommended for use in immunocompromised patients and in patients with gastrointestinal perforations.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lactobacillus Sporogenes

  • Constipation
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Burning sensation
  • Itching of skin
  • Rash
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Lactobacillus Sporogenes

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diarrhea
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this supplement to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this supplement remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to lactobacillus sporogenes or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Breast-feeding

This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
General warnings

Other medicines

This supplement may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Antibiotic therapy

If your doctor has prescribed this supplement along with antibiotics, then it should be administered at least 2 hours before or after administering the antibiotic to avoid all the possible interactions.

Hypersensitivity

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to milk or lactose due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on clinical condition.

Immunocompromised individuals

This supplement is not recommended for use in immunocompromised individuals due to the risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe Lactobacillus Sporogenes for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Immunosuppressants

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions given in the patient leaflet/package insert and take this supplement exactly as advised/prescribed. Do not take it in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed/advised. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Report any severe undesired side effects to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by producing lactic acid and creates an acidic environment in the body which prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Probiotics, Antidiarrheals

Schedule

OTC

[Internet]. Pureencapsulations.com. 2018 [cited 28 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.pureencapsulations.com/media/Lactobacillus_Sporogenes.pdf

[Internet]. Altmedrev.com. 2018 [cited 28 September 2018]. Available from:

http://www.altmedrev.com/archive/publications/7/4/340.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 14 May 2019

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