Drug information of bacillus coagulans and inulin

bacillus coagulans and inulin

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Mechanism of effect

Bacillus coagulans has been used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria," to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines. Inulin is fiber that is made from chicory roots. Inulin works in the intestines to help grow probiotic bacteria

Drug indications

Bacillus coagulans and inulin is a combination product that has been used in alternative medicine as an aid in treating stomach conditions such as gas pain, constipation, or diarrhea (including viral diarrhea, traveler's diarrhea, or diarrhea caused by taking antibiotic medicine). Bacillus coagulans and inulin has also been used to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or stomach ulcer associated with H. pylori (Helicobacter) infection.

It is not certain whether bacillus coagulans and inulin is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Bacillus coagulans and inulin should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Bacillus coagulans and inulin 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

Side effects

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

Although not all side effects are known, bacillus coagulans and inulin is thought to be possibly safe when taken by mouth for a short period of time.

Call your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider at once if you have
severe stomach pain
fever, chills
worsening diarrhea

Common side effects may include
stomach bloating

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Avoid using this product if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant

Avoid using this product if you are breastfeeding

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without medical advice

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

Antibiotic medicines can make bacillus coagulans and inulin much less effective when taken at the same time. If you take an antibiotic, take your bacillus coagulans and inulin dose 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take the antibiotic

Do not take bacillus coagulans and inulin without medical advice if you are using an immunosuppressant medication

Points of recommendation

Before using bacillus coagulans and inulin, talk to your healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this product if you have certain medical conditions

When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements

If you choose to use bacillus coagulans and inulin, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label

You must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it

Call your doctor if the condition you are treating with bacillus coagulans and inulin does not improve, or if it gets worse while using this product

If you need surgery, a medical procedure, or dental work you may need to stop taking bacillus coagulans and inulin ahead of time

Pregnancy level


Avoid using this product if you are pregnant

Breast feeding warning

Avoid using this product if you are breastfeeding

Drug forms

Probiotic Formula (Bacillus Coagulans), Probichew

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