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

Know the basics

What is Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii) used for?

Enterogermina® is commonly used to cure and prevent intestinal bacterial flora disorders. Enterogermina® restores the intestinal flora balance upset during treatment with antibiotics or chemotherapeutic products, helping to correct consequent Dy avitaminosis conditions (that is, anomalous vitamin production and assimilation). Enterogermina® oral suspension can also be used in breastfeeding infants to cure acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders caused by intoxication or bacterial flora disorders with anomalous production and assimilation of vitamins.

Composition:

Each bottle contains active ingredient: 2 thousand million spores of multiantibiotic-resistant Bacillus clausii.

Each capsule contains active ingredient: 2 thousand million spores of multiantibiotic-resistant Bacillus clausii.

How should I take Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii)?

Bottles

  • Shake before use. To open the bottle, unscrew and remove the top of the cap.
  • Take the contents as it is or dilute it with water or other drink (e.g. milk, tea, orangeade).
  • Once open, the drug should be taken within a short time to avoid contaminating the suspension.

Capsules

  • Swallow the capsules with a little water or other drink.
  • Especially in young children, use of the oral suspension is recommended as they may have trouble swallowing the rigid capsules.

How do I store Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii)?

Enterogermina® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Enterogermina® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Enterogermina® 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 Enterogermina® 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.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii)?

You should not use it if you are hypersensitivity to the active ingredient or any of the excipients.

During treatment with antibiotics, we recommend Enterogermina® be administered during the interval between antibiotic administrations.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Enterogermina® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. Enterogermina® is pregnancy risk category A according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk;
  • B=No risk in some studies;
  • C=There may be some risk;
  • D=Positive evidence of risk;
  • X=Contraindicated;
  • N=Unknown.

Know the side effects

What side effects can occur from Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii)?

No undesired effects have been reported. In any case, the onset of any undesired effects, you should be promptly reported to your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii)?

No drugs or food are known to modify the effect of Enterogermina®. If you are taking other medicinal products, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Does food or alcohol interact with Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii)?

No drugs or food are known to modify the effect of Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii). If you are taking other medicinal products, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

What health conditions may interact with Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii)?

Enterogermina® 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.

Understand the dosage

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

What is the dose of Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii) for an adult?

Adults: 2 – 3 bottles a day or 2 – 3 capsules a day.

Breastfeeding infants: 1 – 2 bottles a day.

What is the dose of Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii) for a child?

Children: 1 – 2 bottles a day or 1 – 2 capsules a day.

How is Enterogermina® (Bacillus Clausii) available?

Enterogermina® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Liquid with 2 thousand million spores of multiantibiotic-resistant Bacillus clausii.
  • Capsule with 2 thousand million spores of multiantibiotic-resistant Bacillus clausii.

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

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

There are no particular problems. However, it should be borne in mind that the therapeutic effect is favoured if the product is taken regularly.

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

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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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