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Lactinex

Generic Name: lactobacillus acidophilus (LAK toe ba SIL us AS sid OFF il us)
Brand Name: Acidophilus, Bacid (LAC), Florajen, Flora-Q, Lactinex, Risa-Bid, RisaQuad, Superdophilus
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Drug Information:
Lactinex is a bacteria that exists naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines and the vagina. This medicine has been used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria." Lactinex has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating diarrhea in children with rotavirus. Lactinex has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid (in children or adults) in preventing diarrhea caused by antibiotics, travel, chemoTherapy, or hospitalization. This medicine is also possibly effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome, bacterial vaginal infection, colic in babies, lung infections in children, skin problems in children who are allergic to milk, and other conditions. Learn more

Lactinex Side Effects

Lactinex Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about lactobacillus acidophilus. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Lactinex.

Applies to lactobacillus acidophilus: oral capsule, oral powder for suspension, oral tablet, oral wafer

Along with its needed effects, lactobacillus acidophilus (the active ingredient contained in Lactinex) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking lactobacillus acidophilus:

Incidence not known

  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or rash
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of lactobacillus acidophilus may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Passing gas

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Lactinex (www.drugs.com/mtm/lactinex.html).