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Phillips Colon Health

Generic name: Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus [BIF-eye-doe-bak-TEER-ee-um-and-LAK-toe-ba-SIL-us]
Brand names: include Controlled Delivery Probiotic, Florajen3, Nature’s Bounty Probiotic, Phillips Colon Health, Primadophilus Bifidus
Drug class: Probiotics

What is Phillips Colon Health?

Phillips Colon Health is a medical food that is used to provide probiotics, also known as "friendly bacteria," to maintain the health of your digestive tract (stomach and intestines). It can also aid in maintaining healthy vaginal bacteria.

Phillips Colon Health is used by people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or a pouch in the ileal region. The medicine is also used by women to improve vaginal health. The uses of Phillips Colon Health have been approved by the FDA. The medicine is not to be used as a substitute for medications that you are prescribed by your physician. Phillips Colon Health may also be used for reasons not covered in this product guide.

Side effects of Phillips Colon Health

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Common adverse consequences from Phillips Colon Health may include:

  • Stomach bloating or pain.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Don't apply this product without medical guidance. Follow the directions on the label and the package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your medical conditions, allergies, and any medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

Before taking Phillips Colon Health, talk with your doctor. It is possible that you will not be able to take this product if you have specific medical health conditions.

Phillips Colon Health is available in tablets, capsule powder, and chewable tablets. Do not mix and match different formulations simultaneously without seeking medical advice.

Talk to a pharmacist, doctor, or any other healthcare professional to determine if it's appropriate for you to take this medication when you are:

  • Milk allergic reaction as well as intolerance to lactose or
  • If you're on any anti-biotic medication,

Consult a physician before taking Phillips Colon Health if you are nursing or pregnant. Don't give a health or herbal supplement to your child without a medical recommendation.

What should I do with Phillips Colon Health?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your doctor. Look at the label on your product to determine if you need to use the item with food or not. It is important to chew the tablet thoroughly before you take it in. Mix the powder in the powder with a chilled non-carbonated beverage (or soft foods) (applesauce yogurt, apple juice, or frozen yogurt) and eat the mix immediately. Don't store the powder to use later.

Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse after using Phillips Colon Health. Make sure to store your medication according to the directions, away from heat, moisture, and light. It may be necessary to store your medication in an airtight container in a refrigerator. The effects of humidity or heat can affect the live bacteria contained in the product, which can make it less efficient.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Don't miss the dose you missed, and take the next dose at your regular time. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid mixing the oral sulfate with hot beverages or food items.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can affect Phillips Colon Health, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor all your medications currently in use and any medication you begin or stop taking.