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Bacillus coagulans and Inulin

Generic name: Bacillus coagulans and inulin [ba-SIL-us-coe-AG-ue-lans-and-IN-ue-lin]
Brand names: Probiotic Formula (Bacillus Coagulans), Probichew, Vitafusion Fiber Well, and Probiotic Gummies
Dosage forms: oral capsule (-), oral tablet, chewable (-)
Drug class: Probiotics

What is Bacillus coagulans and inulin?

Bacillus coagulans is used to treat stomach and intestinal infections. Inulin fiber is made of chicory roots. Inulin helps probiotic bacteria grow in the intestines.In alternative medicine, Bacillus coagulans and inulin have been used to treat stomach conditions like gas pain, constipation, or diarrhea. This includes viral diarrhea, traveler's diarrhea, or diarrhea due to taking antibiotic medication. Inulin and Bacillus coagulans have also been used in alternative medicine to treat irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative delitis, or Crohn’s disease.There is no way to know if bacillus and inulin are effective at treating medical conditions. The FDA has not approved the use of this product for medical purposes. You should not use Bacillus coagulans or inulin in place of the medication prescribed by your doctor.Bacillus and inulin are often sold as herbal supplements. Many herbal compounds are not manufactured to regulated standards, and some supplements on the market have been found to be contaminated with toxic drugs or metals. To minimize the risk, herbal or health supplements must be purchased from a reputable source.This product guide does not list all possible uses for Bacillus coagulans and inulin.

Side effects of Bacillus coagulans and inulin

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.While not all possible side effects have been identified, it is believed that bacillus and inulin can be taken orally for a short time without any adverse reactions.If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider immediately.

  • Severe stomach pain;
  • Fever; chills
  • Worsening diarrhea.

Some of the common side effects associated with bacillus coagulans and inulin include:

  • Stomach bloating;

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.

Warnings

Please read all instructions on the label or package of your product. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Before you take this drug

Speak to your doctor before using bacillus and inulin. If you suffer from certain medical conditions, this product may not be suitable for you.Do not use this product while pregnant. Inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant.Do not use this product while breastfeeding.Don't give herbal or health supplements to children without consulting a doctor.

How to take Bacillus coagulans and inulin?

Consult your doctor before using herbal supplements. Consult a health practitioner trained in herbal or health supplement use.Use the product as directed on its package or by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Use only the recommended amount of this product.The chewable tablet must be chewed before it can be swallowed.If the condition that you are treating with bacillus and inulin fails to improve or worsens, call your doctor.You may have to stop taking inulin and bacillus before undergoing surgical procedures, medical procedures, or dentistry.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the next dose as scheduled.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor has prescribed any restrictions regarding food, beverage, or activity, follow their instructions.

Interaction with other drug

When taken together, antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of bacillus and inulin. Take your bacillus and inulin dose two hours before or after taking an antibiotic.If you are taking an immunosuppressive medication such as: do not take Bacillus coagulans or inulin without consulting your doctor.

  • Azathioprine;
  • Basiliximab;
  • Cyclosporine;
  • Daclizumab;
  • Mycophenolate;
  • Sirolimus, tacrolimus,
  • Steroid medicine.

This list is incomplete. This list is not complete. Other drugs, such as vitamins and herbs, may also affect bacillus and inulin. This list does not include all possible drug interactions.