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Generic Name: Lactobacillus Tablets and Capsules (lak toe ba SIL us)
Brand Name: Digestive Health Probiotic, Florajen Acidophilus, Floranex, Intestinex, Lacto-Key-600, ...show all 7 brand names.
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Intestinex. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Intestinex (lactobacillus tablets and capsules) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Intestinex (lactobacillus tablets and capsules) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Intestinex Side Effects

Intestinex Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about lactobacillus acidophilus. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Intestinex.

Applies to lactobacillus acidophilus: oral capsule, oral powder for suspension, oral tablet, oral wafer

Along with its needed effects, lactobacillus acidophilus (the active ingredient contained in Intestinex) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking lactobacillus acidophilus:

Incidence not known

  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or rash
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of lactobacillus acidophilus may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Passing gas

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about Intestinex (lactobacillus acidophilus)

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  • Drug class: antidiarrheals

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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