What is bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus?

Bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus are probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” that are used to keep the digestive tract healthy (stomach and intestines).

Irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and an ileal pouch may be helped by bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus.

The FDA has not approved all uses for bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus. This product should not be used in place of any prescription that your doctor has prescribed for you.

Other uses for bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus are not covered here.


This product should not be used without seeking medical guidance. Follow the directions on the product’s label and package. All of your medical conditions, allergies, and medications should be disclosed to each of your healthcare providers.

How should I take bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus?

Follow the directions on the label or as advised by your doctor. Do not use in excess of the indicated dosage or for longer than the recommended. Your doctor may change your dose from time to time.

Check the label on your product to discover if it should be taken with or without food.

If your product is an oral powder, mix it with cold water, a non-carbonated drink, or soft food (applesauce, yogurt, ice cream). Eat or drink this mixture right away. It should not be saved for later use.

You can also open the capsule and sprinkle the probiotic into a cold drink or cold soft food, just as you would with the oral powder.

Mix this product only with a cold liquid or soft food.

If your symptoms do not improve or worsen while taking bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, or streptococcus, consult your doctor.

Refrigerate rather than freeze this product. The live bacteria in this product may be affected by heat or humidity, making it less effective.

If the expiration date on the label has passed, discard this product.

If you need to keep this product out of the fridge, it can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 weeks without damaging the live bacteria. Heat, humidity, and direct light should all be avoided when using a probiotic.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If your next scheduled dose is approaching, skip the missing dose. Do not take extra bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus to make up the missed dose.

What should I avoid while taking bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus?

Do not mix the oral powder with hot liquids or foods.

Side effects of Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus

If you experience hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck, get immediate medical help.

Some of the most common negative effects include bloating or discomfort in the stomach.

What other drugs will affect bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus?

Other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, may interact with bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and streptococcus. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all of the medications you’re taking currently, as well as any that you start or stop taking.

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