Generic Name: Biolactyl Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is biolactyl used for?

Biolactyl is a medicinal product under the powder form containing lyophilized Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus Lactis. It is commonly used for maintenance of gastrointestinal flora.

It is prescribed to restore lactobacillus flora after anti-infective/chemotherapeutic treatment; atrophic vaginitis due to estrogen deficiency, or as co-medication to hormone replacement therapy; discharge of unknown origin or mild to moderate cases of bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis.

How should I take biolactyl?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take biolactyl by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using biolactyl.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store biolactyl?

Biolactyl is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store biolactyl in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of biolactyl that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush biolactyl down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

 

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using biolactyl?

Before using biolactyl, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing biolactyl.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with biolactyl.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using biolactyl during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking biolactyl.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from biolactyl?

As taking others medicines, taking biolactyl can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects may be:

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with biolactyl?

Biolactyl may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with biolactyl?

Biolactyl may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with biolactyl?

Biolactyl may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using biolactyl.

What is the dose of biolactyl for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of biolactyl.

Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • As an alimentary supplement: 1-3 sachets per day, taken within 30 minutes after meals.
  • In case of having diarrhea: 4-8 sachets per day, in combination with rehydration regimen and specialized therapists depending on the situation.
  • In case of having constipation: up to 6 sachets per day.
  • Prevention of gastrointestinal disorders caused by treatment with antibiotics: 2 sachets per day.
  • Treatment of gastrointestinal disorders caused by treatment with antibiotics: 4-8 sachets per day.

What is the dose of biolactyl for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of biolactyl.

Recommended doses in some cases are 1-2 sachets per day.

How is biolactyl available?

Biolactyl is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Sachet, 1 g, containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus lactis.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of biolactyl, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

 

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Review Date: January 7, 2017 | Last Modified: January 7, 2017

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