LactoCare®

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content_paste General Specifications

®LactoCare 

 

 

content_paste Packaging and dosage form

3 blisters of 10 oral capsules with a patient information leaflet.

content_paste Composition

LactoCare ® is a synbiotic (probiotic + prebiotic) formulation which is suitable for times of extra need and contains high amounts of 12 safe and beneficial bacterial strains plus fructooligosaccharides as prebiotic. Strains and prebiotic used include the following:


• Lactobacillus rhamnosus

• Lactobacillus casei

• Lactobacillus acidophilus

• Bifidobacterium breve 

• Lactobacillus bulgaricus

• Bifidobacterium longum

• Streptococcus thermophilus

10⁹CFU


+ Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)


This product is gluten-free.

content_paste Indications

Taking probiotics can be useful in any situation, but the beneficial effects of this product is more obvious in the following conditions:


• Resolving symptoms of gastroenteritis including diarrhea such as antibiotic-associated diarrhea

• Prevention and control of nosocomial infections such as ventilator-associated pneumonia

• Prevention and reduction of diarrhea caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy

• Reduction of postoperative complications such as infection and gastroparesis

• Reduce the symptoms of IBD

• Reduce the recovery of infectious diseases

• Enhancing and modulating body immune system at the time of the outbreak of infectious and seasonal diseases such as cold
and respiratory infections

content_paste How to use

Take 1 to 2 capsules daily or as directed by your doctor. It is best to take after meal.

content_paste Pharmacological and clinical effects

The Human gastrointestinal tract is colonized with a diverse population of microbes (microbial flora). This microbial flora not only has digestive function but also contributes in the homeostasis of intestinal epithelium and innate immunity. This microflora’s change is effective in the pathogenesis of various diseases, such as infections, inflammations, allergies and immunologic disorders. Recognition of the importance of intestinal microflora has increased the use of probiotics for promoting and maintaining overall health. Probiotics are live microorganisms which cause health benefits on the host if they are used in adequate amount. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the most common probiotic strains. Streptococcus thermophilus and Saccharomyces boulardii are also used as probiotics.

content_paste Side Effects

The probiotic strains used in this product are safe. Most of the probiotics are registered as GRAS agents (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the rest are approved by Europe and Japan. Probiotics are well tolerated and can only cause bloating in some patients, which usually improves with continued use. If this complication persists or worsens, inform your doctor or pharmacist.

 

content_paste Interaction

Concomitant use of antibiotics with probiotics might decrease the effectiveness of probiotics. It is recommended to separate administration of antibiotics and probiotics by at least 2 hours.

content_paste Precaution and Warning

In the following cases, inform the physician before taking the product:
Having certain conditions such as immunodeficiency and AIDS, taking immunosuppressive or chemotherapy drugs,using intravenous catheters, heart valve disease, active ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, signs of infection (such as high fever, chills and persistent cough) and any history of medicine or food allergies.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you notice any signs of infection (such as high fever, chills and persistent cough) or allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, mouth and tongue, severe dizziness, cough, chest tightness and difficulty in breathing.

content_paste Contraindication

Avoid taking the product if you have acute pancreatitis or a history of allergy to any of product's components.

 

content_paste Pregnancy and lactation

Based on numerous scientific studies, the use of probiotics during pregnancy and lactation is safe, but it's best to take it with your doctor's advice

content_paste Storage

According to the results of the stability tests, the probiotic supplements of Zist Takhmir can be stored below 25˚C for 2 weeks, but the best storage condition is to keep this product at temperature 2-8°C (inside refrigerator), which prolongs the shelf life of probiotic bacteria. Keep this product away from moisture and sunlight and out of reach of children.