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Brand Names: Culturelle DS, Culturelle HS

Generic Name: lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (Pronunciation: LAK toe ba SIL us ram NOE sus)

What is lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (Culturelle DS, Culturelle HS)?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is a bacteria that exists naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG helps maintain a balance of "good bacteria" needed to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has been used to treat or prevent diarrhea caused by rotavirus and other viral illnesses in babies and children. This product has also been used to treat diarrhea that can occur while taking antibiotics or while traveling to foreign countries ("traveler's diarrhea").

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of lactobacillus rhamnosus GG may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG may also be used for other purposes not listed in this product guide.

What are the possible side effects of lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (Culturelle DS, Culturelle HS)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (Culturelle DS, Culturelle HS)?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of lactobacillus rhamnosus GG may not be known.

Talk to your doctor before taking lactobacillus rhamnosus GG 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 rhamnosus GG.

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



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