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Vsl#3

Generic Name: bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus (BIF eye doe bak TEER ee um, LAK toe ba SIL us, and STREP toe KOK us)
Brand Name: VSL#3
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Drug Information:
VSL#3 is a medical food used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria" to maintain a healthy digestive tract (stomach and intestines). VSL#3 is used in people with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or an ileal pouch. Not all uses for VSL#3 have been approved by the FDA. This product should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor. VSL#3 may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide. Do not use this product without medical advice. Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Vsl#3 Side Effects

VSL#3 Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about bifidobacterium infantis / lactobacillus acidophilus / streptococcus thermophilus. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name VSL#3.

Applies to bifidobacterium infantis / lactobacillus acidophilus / streptococcus thermophilus: oral capsule, oral powder for reconstitution

Warning

Do not use this product without medical advice. Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • stomach bloating or discomfort.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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.

More about VSL#3 (bifidobacterium infantis / lactobacillus acidophilus / streptococcus thermophilus)

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  • Drug class: probiotics

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Editorial References and Review

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

Source: Drugs.com Vsl#3 (www.drugs.com/mtm/vsl-3.html).