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Lactobacillus acidophilus Side Effects

Applies to lactobacillus acidophilus: oral capsule, oral capsule delayed release, oral capsule liquid filled, oral liquid, oral powder, oral powder for suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral wafer

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by lactobacillus acidophilus. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking lactobacillus acidophilus:

Incidence not known:
  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or rash
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with lactobacillus acidophilus may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Incidence not known:
  • Passing gas

Not all side effects for lactobacillus acidophilus may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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