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lactobacillus acidophilus (cont.)

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking lactobacillus acidophilus?

Talk to your doctor before taking lactobacillus acidophilus if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or herbal/health supplements. Under certain conditions, it may be dangerous for you to take lactobacillus acidophilus.

Do not take lactobacillus acidophilus without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment.

Do not take lactobacillus acidophilus without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.

How should I take lactobacillus acidophilus?

When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.

Do not take more of this product than is directed.

If you choose to take lactobacillus acidophilus, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.

Lactobacillus acidophilus is available in capsule and tablet form. Powder or liquid forms may also be available. Some dairy products, especially yogurt, also contain lactobacillus acidophilus.

Do not use many different forms (such as tablets, topical formulations, and others) of lactobacillus acidophilus at the same time, unless your healthcare professional has told you to. You may get too much of this product if you use different forms together.

Store lactobacillus acidophilus in a sealed container as directed on the product label, away from moisture, heat, and light.

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