Advanced Probiotic [OTC]; Bacid [OTC]; Culturelle [OTC]; Dialyvite Probiotic [OTC]; Dofus [OTC]; Flora-Q [OTC]; Floranex [OTC]; Kala [OTC]; Lactinex [OTC]; Lacto-Bifidus [OTC]; Lacto-Key [OTC]; Lacto-Pectin [OTC]; Lacto-TriBlend [OTC]; Megadophilus [OTC]; MoreDophilus [OTC]; Pedia-Lax Probiotic Yums [OTC]; Prodigen; ReZyst IM [DSC]; Risa-Bid [OTC]; RisaQuad [OTC]; RisaQuad-2 [OTC]; Superdophilus [OTC]; Visbiome [OTC]; VSL #3 [OTC]; VSL #3-DS
Bacid; Bio-K+; Fermalac
- It is used to keep the normal balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If your child is on a lactose-free diet, talk with the doctor. Some products have lactose.
- If your child has high blood sugar (diabetes), check labels closely. Some products have sugar.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- More thirst.
- Change in how much urine is passed.
- Muscle pain.
- Bone pain.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Weight loss.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Not hungry.
- Stomach cramps.
- Dry mouth.
Tablets and capsules:
- Give this drug with or without food. Give with food if it causes an upset stomach.
- Have your child swallow capsule whole. Do not let your child chew, break, or crush.
- You may sprinkle contents of capsule on soft food or liquid. Do not let your child chew.
Chewable tablets and wafers:
- Have your child chew well before swallowing.
- Have your child drink a small amount of water, milk, or fruit juice after swallowing this drug.
- Mix with cereal, food, or milk.
- Do not mix this drug with warm or hot food or drinks.
- Mix with water as you have been told and have your child drink.
- You may also mix the powder with applesauce or yogurt.
- Do not mix this drug in warm or hot drinks.
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor or read the package insert.
- Shake well before use.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure this drug.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Follow how to store closely.
- Some brands of this drug need to be stored in a refrigerator. Some brands of this drug need to be stored at room temperature. If you have questions about how to store this drug, talk with your pharmacist.
- Be sure you know how long you can store this drug before you need to throw it away.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.