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Culturelle Kids Probiotic is a supplement designed to support digestive and immune health in children by restoring the natural balance of bacteria in the gut. It works by introducing beneficial bacteria, specifically the Lactobacillus GG probiotic strain, into the digestive system of children.
Use and Dosage
The usage instructions for Culturelle Kids Probiotic may vary depending on the specific product, but in general, the recommended dosage for children aged 1 year and above is one packet per day. The supplements can be mixed into cool food or drink, such as yogurt or applesauce, or swallowed whole. Additionally, Culturelle Kids Probiotic is not recommended for children under 1 year of age.
For occasional digestive discomfort, you can take up to 7 packets per day, spaced at regular intervals throughout the day.
If you are taking Culturelle Kids for diarrhea due to antibiotics, do not use it if you have a high fever or for more than 2 days, unless directed by your doctor. You may have a serious problem that requires medical treatment.
Common Side Effects of Culturelle Kids Probiotic (Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG - non-Rx):
Serious Side Effects of Culturelle Kids Probiotic (Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG - non-Rx):
- Signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Forms and Strength
Culturelle Kids Probiotic (Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Culturelle Kids Probiotic: Packets
- 5 billion CFUS
- Allergic reactions: Some people may experience allergic reactions to probiotics, including Culturelle Kids Probiotic. Symptoms can include rash, itching, swelling, and difficulty breathing. If you or your child experience any of these symptoms after taking Culturelle Kids Probiotic, stop use and seek medical attention.
- Gastrointestinal issues: In rare cases, probiotics such as Culturelle Kids Probiotic may cause bloating, gas, or diarrhea. If you or your child experience these symptoms, talk to your doctor about adjusting the dosage or trying a different type of probiotic.
- Interactions with medications: Probiotics may interact with some medications, including antibiotics. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Culturelle Kids Probiotic if you or your child is taking any medications.
- Safety for infants: While probiotics such as Culturelle Kids Probiotic are considered safe for most children, their use in infants is not well-established. Always consult your pediatrician before giving any supplements to an infant.
- Autoimmune disorders: Probiotics may stimulate the immune system, which could exacerbate symptoms in people with autoimmune disorders. If you or your child has an autoimmune disorder, talk to a doctor before taking Culturelle Kids Probiotic.
- Immune-compromised individuals: Probiotics may pose a risk to individuals who have weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or cancer. If you or your child has a weakened immune system, consult with a doctor before taking Culturelle Kids Probiotic.
- Children with central venous catheters: Children who have central venous catheters (cvads) may be at an increased risk of infection from probiotics. Consult with a doctor before giving Culturelle Kids Probiotic to a child with CVAD.
- Storage: The effectiveness of probiotics may be affected by storage conditions. Culturelle Kids Probiotic should be stored according to the instructions on the package to ensure its potency.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Culturelle Kids Probiotic safe for children?
Culturelle Kids Probiotic is considered safe for most children. However, it is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before giving any supplements to a child.
How should Culturelle Kids Probiotic be stored?
Culturelle Kids Probiotic should be stored according to the instructions on the package to ensure its potency. In general, it should be stored in a cool, dry place.
How often should Culturelle Kids Probiotic be taken?
The recommended dosage of Culturelle Kids Probiotic may vary depending on age, weight, and overall health. Follow the instructions on the package or consult with a healthcare professional.
It's important to purchase Culturelle Kids Probiotic from verified Canadian pharmacy.