Lactobacillus is simply dried bacteria that occur naturally in unpasteurized whole milk. The bacteria is harmless. The human colon normally contains over 400 different bacteria which provide many health benefits. Very occasionally, a bad bacteria may show up and cause health problems. The purpose of this bacteria is to replace the bad bacteria with a gentle harmless one. The FDA regards this product as a food supplement. It has never been proven scientifically to be a benefit in any health condition. Still, some physicians will use it when a GI infection or diarrhea occurs in the hope that a change in the colon bacteria will help.
Follow your physician's instructions carefully. The granule packets should be added to or taken with cereal, food, milk, fruit juice or water. Tablets may be chewed and each dose should be followed by a small amount of milk, fruit juice or water. Store this product in the refrigerator but do not freeze. Keep all medications away from children. Never share your medications with anyone else. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule. Do not double up on this medication.