lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (Culturelle DS, Culturelle HS)?
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 take lactobacillus rhamnosus GG without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment.
Do not take lactobacillus rhamnosus GG 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 rhamnosus GG (Culturelle DS, Culturelle HS)?
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.
If you choose to take lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, 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 rhamnosus GG may be taken with or without food.
If you cannot swallow a capsule whole, open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of a baby food or applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.
The recommended dose of lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is 1 capsule taken once or twice per day. Follow the directions on the product label.
If you take lactobacillus rhamnosus GG to prevent traveler's diarrhea, start taking it 2 or 3 days before you travel. Keep taking it daily throughout the trip.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 48 hours of taking this product.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is available in capsule form. Other forms may also be available. Some dairy products, especially yogurt, also contain lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.
Do not use many different forms of lactobacillus rhamnosus GG 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 at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Keep each capsule in its foil blister pack until you are ready to take the product.
You may also store this product in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Do not use this product if the blister foil covering the capsules is torn.
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