Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Gg

Name: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Gg

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Gg Interactions

Avoid taking lactobacillus rhamnosus GG within 2 hours before or after you take any medicine, especially an antibiotic. Some antibiotics can make lactobacillus rhamnosus GG less effective.

Do not take lactobacillus rhamnosus GG without medical advice if you are using any drugs that weaken the immune system such as:

  • cancer medicine;
  • steroid medicine (prednisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, and others); or
  • medicines to prevent organ transplant rejection.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this product guide.

What is lactobacillus rhamnosus GG?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is a bacteria that exists naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has been used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria," to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating or preventing diarrhea caused by rotavirus in babies and children.

This product has also been used as a possibly effective aid in treating colic in babies, and in preventing diarrhea in children that can occur while taking antibiotics.

In adults, lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is possibly effective in preventing diarrhea during a hospital stay, while you are receiving chemotherapy, or during travel to foreign countries ("traveler's diarrhea").

Other conditions for which lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is possibly effective include treating irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or vaginal infections caused by bacteria. This product may also lower the risk of lung infections in children who attend daycare centers.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has also been used to treat Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, or vaginal yeast infections. However, research has shown that lactobacillus rhamnosus GG may not be effective in treating these conditions.

Other uses not proven with research have included treating cold sores, urinary tract infections, high cholesterol, indigestion, cold symptoms, and boosting the immune system.

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

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG 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 rhamnosus GG may also be used for other purposes not listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about lactobacillus rhamnosus GG?

Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lactobacillus rhamnosus GG?

Before using lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, talk to your healthcare provider. You may not be able to use lactobacillus rhamnosus GG if you have certain medical conditions, especially:

  • short bowel syndrome; or

  • weak immune system (caused by disease or by using certain medicine).

Ask a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra lactobacillus rhamnosus GG to make up the missed dose.

For the Consumer

Applies to lactobacillus rhamnosus gg: oral capsule, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet chewable

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although not all side effects are known, lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is thought to be likely safe for most people when used as directed.

Common side effects may include:

  • stomach bloating or gas.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

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