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Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic is an over counter medication indicated to help reduce occasional digestive upset, such as diarrhea, gas, and bloating. It is dietary supplement containing the Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG strain of probiotics. It helps reduce occasional diarrhea, gas, and bloating. It works naturally with your body to support your digestion and immune defenses.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG strain of probiotics is known to exist naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines, and is used as a probiotic to help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines.
Uses and Dosage
Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic comes in the form of Capsules to be used with or without food. If you cannot swallow a capsule whole, open the capsule, and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of baby food or applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule. If you take Culturelle Digestive Health to prevent traveler's diarrhea, start taking it 2 or 3 days before you travel. Keep taking it daily throughout the trip.
Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic has 10 billion live active cultures per capsule and is gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free. Take one capsule daily with or without food. It is always a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplements.
Common Side Effects of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG
Serious Side Effects of Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic
- Serious allergic reaction, including:
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
- Signs of infection
- High fever
Form and Strength
Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic (Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic: Capsule
- 10 billion CFUs
- Check with your healthcare provider before starting any new supplements, especially if you have a medical condition or take other medications.
- Keep the supplement out of reach of children, and do not give it to children under six years old unless specifically directed to do so by a healthcare provider.
- Note that while probiotics can be helpful in promoting digestive health, they are not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Be sure to eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated, manage stress, and get regular exercise.
- If you are pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant, speak with your healthcare provider before taking any new supplements.
- If you have a weakened immune system, such as from HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or chemotherapy, or if you are undergoing certain medical treatments, probiotics may not be recommended. Consult with your healthcare provider before taking a probiotic supplement.
- Be sure to store the supplement as directed and check the expiration date before taking. Expired supplements may be less effective or may not be safe to consume.
- If you have a history of milk allergies or sensitivity, be aware that some Culturelle products may contain trace amounts of milk proteins.
- While Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic is considered safe and well-tolerated, monitor your individual response to the supplement and consult with a healthcare provider if you have any concerns or questions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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 for the missed dose.
What should I avoid while taking lactobacillus rhamnosus GG?
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.
How often should I take Culturelle Digestive Health?
For adults, Culturelle Digestive Health can be taken once daily with or without food. It is recommended to take each dose at the same time every day for the best results.
How many times a day can you take Culturelle?
For daily use, take one (1) capsule per day. For optimal results, daily use is suggested. If experiencing occasional digestive upset, take two capsules daily in the morning and one at night.
It's important to purchase Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic from verified Canadian pharmacy.