What is Probiotics?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: VSL#3, Ultimate Flora Critical Care Pro Biotic, Probiotic Complex, (Show all)

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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.

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Probiotics

Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
5
None
68

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Probiotics

Patients
3
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Hospitalization
Patients
1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Probiotics)
Dosage
1 other daily
Patients
60
Dosage
1 capsule(s) daily
Patients
40
Dosage
2 other daily
Patients
28
Dosage
1 mg daily
Patients
22
Dosage
daily
Patients
19
Dosage
1 tablet(s) daily
Patients
9
Dosage
500 mg daily
Patients
7
Dosage
2 capsule(s) daily
Patients
6
Dosage
2 mg daily
Patients
6
Dosage
3 other daily
Patients
6

Dosages based on patients currently taking Probiotics.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Probiotics (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
27
Reason
Expense
Patients
12
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
12
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
10
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
7
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
5
Reason
Personal research
Patients
5
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
4
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
See all 67 patients who’ve stopped taking Probiotics

Duration

Currently Taking Probiotics
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
5
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
4
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
3
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
16
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
62
Stopped Taking Probiotics
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
8
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
15
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
16
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
7
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
6
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
13

Adherence


Always
Patients
49
64%
Usually
Patients
21
27%
Sometimes
Patients
3
4%
Never
Patients
4
5%

Burden


Very
Patients
1
1%
Somewhat
Patients
5
6%
A little
Patients
18
23%
Not at all
Patients
53
69%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
31
67%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
3
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
17
37%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
25
54%
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9 patient evaluations for Probiotics

GyrlwithCats
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GyrlwithCats
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 10 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

See GyrlwithCats's full Probiotics history

Mar 12, 2015 (Started Mar 01, 2015)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Perennial Allergy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 capsule(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: I thought probiotics would help with my digestion, still waiting for that improvement. However, I have not needed an allergy pill since the day after my first dose. My allergies have always been extreme and consistent, since I was a small child! I have never been able to even be late with a dose without being completely sick and unable to function. This is the 12th day without an allergy pill dose!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ozzieartist
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ozzieartist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
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 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 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
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