Lactinex


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Lactinex

a trademark for a GI, fixed-combination drug containing Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus, used to reestablish normal gastrointestinal flora after antibiotic therapy.
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At this time, the patient was started on clindamycin and prophylaxis for pseudomembranous colitis with Lactinex probiotic supplement.
Because of the suspected diagnosis of PMC, she was started on intra-venous metronidazole and probiotic therapy with Lactinex twice daily.
Double blind, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of Lactinex in the prophylaxis of amoxicillin induced diarrhoea.
Brands of lactobacillus include Lactinex (Becton Dickinson) and Culturelle (Kirkman).
5%, and Becton-Dickinson Consumer Products' Lactinex fell 20.
The diarrhea persisted despite multiple enteral nutrition formulas, trials of Imodium and Lactinex granules, three treatments with oral vancomycin (for the positive C difficile studies), and a course of intravenously administered antibiotics.
I advise using a product called Lactinex, which contains both Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus, as antidiarrheal prophylaxis during prolonged antimicrobial therapy, particularly with broad-spectrum agents.
Lactinex comes in tablet or packet form, with 1 million colony-forming units per tablet or 100 million per packet.