Lactobacillus acidophilus has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.
Lactobacillus acidophilus has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of lactobacillus acidophilus 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.
Talk to your doctor before taking lactobacillus acidophilus if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or herbal/health supplements. Under certain conditions, it may be dangerous for you to take lactobacillus acidophilus.
Do not take lactobacillus acidophilus without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment.
Do not take lactobacillus acidophilus without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.