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Possible Interactions with: Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Bifidobacterium; L. acidophilus; Lactobacillus acidophilus; Prebiotics; Probiotics

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use Lactobacillus or other probiotics without first talking to your health care provider.

Sulfasalazine -- A laboratory study suggests that L. acidophilus speeds up metabolism of sulfasalazine, a medication used to treat ulcerative colitis. The significance of this information is unknown.

 

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Review Date: 6/7/2007  

Reviewed By: Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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