Floranex

Name: Floranex

What is Floranex (lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus)?

Lactobacillus is a bacteria that exists naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines and the vagina. Lactobacillus helps maintain an acidic environment in the body, which can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Lactobacillus has been used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria."

Acidophilus and bulgaricus (helveticus) are two different types of lactobacillus that are combined in this product.

Lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus has been used as a probiotic to aid in digestion, to prevent diarrhea, and to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus may work by helping the body maintain normal consistency of bacteria in the stomach and intestines.

Lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal 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.

Lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus may also have be used for other purposes not listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Floranex (lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus)?

This product has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of this product may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal 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.

You should not use lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus if you are allergic to soy products or if you are lactose intolerant.

To make sure you can safely use lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus, tell your healthcare provider if you have asthma or allergies.

It is not known whether lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this product without medical advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Floranex (lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus)?

You should not use lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus if you are allergic to soy products or if you are lactose intolerant.

Ask a doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to use this product if you have asthma or allergies.

If you are diabetic, you should know that each packet of lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus granules contains 24 milligrams of sugar. Each tablet contains 12 mg of sugar.

It is not known whether lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this product without medical advice if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this product without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.

Floranex (lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus) side effects

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

Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.

Tell your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Floranex (lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus)?

There may be other drugs that can interact with lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus. Tell your healthcare provider about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your healthcare provider.

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