Lacteol Fort

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

Uses

What is Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium) used for?

Lacteol Fort® is commonly used for the treatment of diarrhea, diarrhea associated with hospitalization, antibiotic treatments, cancer chemotherapy, irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions.

How should I take Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium)?

Lacteol Fort® is taken by mouth with or without food, and at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics.

How do I store Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium)?

Lacteol Fort® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Lacteol Fort® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Lacteol Fort® 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 Lacteol Fort® 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 Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium)?

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g., vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug.

Hypersensitivity to Lacteol Fort® Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Lacteol Fort® Capsule should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • High fever
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Severe intestinal infection

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium)?

The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Lacteol Fort® Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Gas
  • Bloating

If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium)?

Lacteol Fort® 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 Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium)?

Lacteol Fort® 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 Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium)?

Lacteol Fort® 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 Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium).

What is the dose of Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium) for an adult?

Capsules:

  • Initially: 4 capsules
  • Subsequent dose: 2 capsules

Sachet:

  • Initial dose: 2 sachets
  • Subsequent dose: 1 sachet

What is the dose of Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium) for a child?

Capsules:

  • Initially: 2 capsules
  • Subsequent dose: 2 capsules

Sachet:

  • Initial dose: 1-2 sachet
  • Infant 1 sachet
  • Subsequent dose: 1 sachet

How is Lacteol Fort® (Lactobacillus acidophilus/ Culture Medium) available?

Lacteol Fort® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsule; Oral; Lactobacillus Acidophilus 170 mg
  • Powder; Oral; Lactobacillus Acidophilus 340 mg

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 Lacteol Fort®, 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.

Review Date: December 23, 2016 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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