Biofidin Uses

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Consists of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Streptococcus faecalis

What is Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin)?

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) is a bacteria that exists naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines and the vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) has been used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria."

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating diarrhea in children with rotavirus.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid (in children or adults) in preventing diarrhea caused by antibiotics, travel, chemotherapy, or hospitalization. Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) is also possibly effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome, bacterial vaginal infection, colic in babies, lung infections in children, skin problems in children who are allergic to milk, and other conditions.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) has also been used to treat lactose intolerance, Crohn's disease, overgrowth of bacteria in the intestines, or vaginal yeast infections caused by antibiotics. However, research has shown that Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) may not be effective in treating these conditions.

Other uses not proven with research have included treating indigestion, urinary tract infections, intestinal problems in premature babies, high cholesterol, lyme disease, cold sores, acne, cancer, the common cold, and other conditions.

It is not certain whether Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) may also be used for other purposes not listed in this product guide.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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It is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by the following sensitive bacteria: Lower respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, septicoemia, skin soft tissue infection, bone and joint infection, and infection prevention in operations. Preoperative injection of a single dose of 1g cefonicid sodium can reduce incidence rate of postoperative infections due to contamination during operation or potential contamination. The use of this product in abdominal delivery (after shearing abdominal stalk) can reduce incidence rate of postoperative infections

How should I use Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin)?

Use Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) by mouth with or without food.
  • If you miss a dose of Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin), take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin).

Uses of Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
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This product contains the bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin), which is naturally found in the stomach/intestines. Some conditions (such as antibiotic use) can cause problems with the normal balance of bacteria in the stomach/intestines, resulting in diarrhea. This product can help restore the normal balance of intestinal bacteria. This product has been used for diarrhea and other stomach/intestinal problems. It has also been used for vaginal and urinary tract infections.

Some diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.

The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How to use Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin)

Take this product by mouth. Refer to the label directions for your specific product to see if it should be taken with or without food or liquids (such as milk, fruit juice, or water). Refer to the label directions for your specific product to see if the dose should be swallowed whole, chewed, sprinkled onto food or mixed with liquid. If you have questions about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are using this product for diarrhea due to antibiotics, do not use for more than 2 days or if you have a high fever unless directed by your doctor.

Do not use in children younger than 3 years of age unless directed by your doctor.

If your condition persists or worsens or you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) dosage

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Cap Adult Initially 4 cap. Subsequent dose: 2 cap. Childn Initially 2 cap. Subsequent dose: 2 cap. To be taken bd. Sachet Initial dose: Adult 2 sachet. Childn 1-2 sachet. Infant 1 sachet. Subsequent dose: 1 sachet. To be taken bd.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) interactions

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What other drugs will affect Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin)?

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) is sensitive to anti-infectives.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin)?

An increase in stomach gas may occur, but usually goes away with continued treatment. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of infection (such as high fever, chills).

A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin) contraindications

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What is the most important information I should know about Lactobacillus acidophilus (Biofidin)?

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Congenital galactosemia, glucose and lactose intolerance, lactase deficiency in patients with disabling. Hypersensitivity to this drug or one of its components Gynecological : Hypersensitivity. Estrogen-dependent tumors, endometriosis, vag hemorrhaging of unknown origin, females who are not yet sexually mature

Active ingredient matches for Biofidin:

Lactobacillus acidophilus/Streptococcus faecalis in Vietnam.


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Biofidin 4 Blister x 10 Tablet

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