What is Lactobacillus?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Lactobacillus Duo Lactobacillus Plantarum 299v

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See also: Botanic Choice Acidophilus Capsules Flora

Lactobacillus is a probiotic dietary supplement used to promote normal bacterial flora of the intestinal tract.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support digestive health 5 2
Diarrhea 2 4
General health 2 0
Support immune health 1 0
Support nutritional health 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lactobacillus

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Shaky hands 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lactobacillus

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) daily 1
3 mg daily 1
2 10mg as needed 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lactobacillus

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Lactobacillus

Duration

Currently taking Lactobacillus

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Lactobacillus

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 0
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Lactobacillus

Oct 7, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diarrhea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: constipation

Sep 25, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diarrhea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: constipation

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diarrhea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: constipation

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