What is Probiotics?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: Ultimate Flora Critical Care Pro Biotic, VSL#3, 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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
106 18
63 13
56 14
20 5
19 6
11 4

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Probiotics"

Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
4
None
68

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

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1
1
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Hospitalization 1
1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Probiotics)
Dosage Patients
1 other daily 60
1 capsule(s) daily 38
2 other daily 28
1 mg daily 21
daily 19
1 tablet(s) daily 7
500 mg daily 7
2 capsule(s) daily 6
2 mg daily 6
3 other daily 6

Dosages based on patients currently taking Probiotics.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Probiotics (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 27
Expense 12
Did not seem to work 12
Course of treatment ended 11
Doctor's advice 7
Not indicated 5
Personal research 5
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 68 patients who’ve stopped taking Probiotics

Duration

Currently Taking Probiotics
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 16
2 years or more 56
Stopped Taking Probiotics
Duration Patients
0-1 month 9
1-3 months 15
3-6 months 16
6 months-1 year 7
1-2 years 6
2 years or more 13
Adherence
Always
48 63%
Usually
21 28%
Sometimes
3 4%
Never
4 5%
Burden
Very
1 1%
Somewhat
5 7%
A little
18 24%
Not at all
52 68%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
1 2%
$50-99
3 7%
$25-49
17 38%
24 53%
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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: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ozzieartist
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ozzieartist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 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
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