What is Probiotics?

Category: Supplements

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Generic Name: Probiotics

See also: Enterosan MS, Multibionta Probiotic Multivitamin

Probiotics are a type of dietary supplement containing bacteria or yeast. Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. These products are often used to aid digestive health and function.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Probiotics

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Probiotics)
Dosage Patients
1 other daily 62
2 other daily 28
1 capsule(s) daily 26
daily 19
1 mg daily 17
1 cap(s) daily 6
2 mg daily 6
3 other daily 6
100 mg daily 6
500 mg daily 6
Why Patients Stopped Taking Probiotics (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 24
Did not seem to work 12
Expense 11
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 7
Personal research 5
Not indicated 4
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 61 patients who’ve stopped taking Probiotics

Duration

Currently Taking Probiotics
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 6
6 months-1 year 10
1-2 years 19
2 years or more 55
Stopped Taking Probiotics
Duration Patients
0-1 month 8
1-3 months 14
3-6 months 15
6 months-1 year 8
1-2 years 6
2 years or more 11
Adherence
Always
39 61%
Usually
19 30%
Sometimes
3 5%
Never
3 5%
Burden
Very
1 2%
Somewhat
4 6%
A little
18 28%
Not at all
41 64%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
1 3%
$50-99
3 8%
$25-49
14 36%
< $25
21 54%
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8 patient evaluations for Probiotics

ozzieartist
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ozzieartist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See ozzieartist's full Probiotics history

Feb 10, 2014 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 65 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 7, 2011 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 65 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After taking for about one week my constipation vanished.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
darinmnj
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darinmnj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See darinmnj's full Probiotics history

Oct 1, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 tbs. Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Sagen
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Sagen
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Sagen's full Probiotics history

Jun 13, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: forgot to get more and decided I didn't need it.

  • 0 helpful marks
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