lactobacillus acidophilus

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

What is Lactobacillus acidophilus?

Lactobacillus acidophilus is an acid producing bacteria that is available in dietary supplements to restore the normal intestinal flora.

What brand names are available for Lactobacillus acidophilus?

  • Bacid,
  • Culturelle,
  • Dofus,
  • Flora-Q,
  • Floranex,
  • Kala,
  • Lactinex,
  • Lacto-Bifidus,
  • Lacto-Key,
  • Lacto-Pectin,
  • Lacto-TriBlend,
  • Lactobacillus acidophilys and Bulgaricus,
  • Megaophilus,
  • MoreDophilus,
  • Probiotica,
  • RisaQuad,
  • Superdophilus

Is Lactobacillus acidophilus available as a generic drug?

Yes

Do I need a prescription for Lactobacillus acidophilus?

No

Why is Lactobacillus acidophilus prescribed to patients?

Lactobacillus acidophilus is used to help re-establish the normal gut or intestinal flora. It is used to restore intestinal flora, the loss of which may be caused by antibiotic treatment and is associated with diarrhea.

What are the side effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus?

Common side effects include:

Other side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/1/2016

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