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Florobact capsule
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Florobact capsule is a probiotic used to treat and prevent diarrhea (acute and chronic) associated with antibiotic use, infections and consumption of poisonous substances etc. It is prescribed for the treatment of bowel disorders such as indigestion, flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome, lactulose intolerance, bacterial imbalance in body, amoebic dysentery, urinary tract infections. Probiotics help in improving digestion, fighting against infections, boosting immunity, promoting weight loss and maintaining vaginal health hygiene. The capsule helps in restoring good bacteria or normal microbial flora in the intestine and is mostly prescribed along with an antibiotic as antibiotics are known to kill the good bacteria in the stomach, causing an imbalance of overall bacterial count. It also facilitates lactose digestion and has proven to be very effective in people with lactose intolerance. However, the uses mentioned are not exhaustive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Florobact Capsule are Bacillus mesentericus 1 Million Spores, Clostridium butyricum 2 Million Spores, Lactobacillus sporogenes 50 Million Spores, Saccharomyces boulardii 50 Million Spores and Streptococcus thermophilus 30 Million Spores

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Florobact capsule contains probiotics that promotes proper digestion and help in maintaining the normal balance and pH balance of good bacteria in the intestine which aids in improving immunity, growth and multiplication of gut bacteria. It also inhibits the growth of bad bacteria and promotes growth of good bacteria, maintaining microbial flora in the intestine post-infection or the use of antibiotics.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Florobact capsule:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the capsule
  • Severe acute pancreatitis
  • Damaged gastrointestinal tracts
  • Caution:
  • Diabetes
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Recurring vaginal and urinary tract infections
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Florobact capsule. When taken in the recommended dosage guidelines, the capsule is well tolerated. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Taste disturbances
  • Soft stools
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • High fever
  • Persistent cough
  • Chills
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your health care professional. Swallow the capsule whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the capsule.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose, if you do, take Florobact capsule as soon as remember, however if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time.
Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.
This capsule can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it can be taken with food. Take the medicine at least 2-3 hours before or after taking antibiotics. You may take the capsule with sweetened water, tea, milk or orange juice.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the recommended dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the capsule, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Florobact capsule, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Serious allergic reactions
  • Administer fluid and electrolyte replacement as required for extensive fluid loss due to diarrhea or vomiting.
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Florobact capsule only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

This capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney problems. Since limited reliable information is available about the safety of taking this medicine, consult your doctor if you have renal problems and stay on the safe side.

Liver:

This capsule is safe to use in patients with liver problems. Since limited reliable information is available about the safety of taking this medicine, consult your doctor if you have hepatic problems and stay on the safe side.

Pregnancy:

Florobact capsule is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you consult your doctor before consuming.

Lactation:

The medicine is likely safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the medication does not pass through the breastmilk. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this capsule, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Excessive alcohol consumption may increase the elimination and reduce the absorption of the active ingredients in the capsule. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

There are no known food interactions with this capsule.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Florobact capsule with antibiotics, barbiturates, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, griseofulvin, nystatin, steroids (dexamethasone, diethylstilbesterol).

Precautions
  • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
  • Store at temperature mentioned on the label
  • Keep the capsule out of reach of children
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category N: Not yet assigned.


Drug Composition information
Therapeutic Classification

Supplements & Adjuvant Therapy


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Florobact capsule?

It is a probiotic used to treat and prevent diarrhea (acute and chronic) associated with antibiotic use, infections and consumption of poisonous substances etc. It is prescribed for the treatment of bowel disorders such as indigestion, flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome, lactulose intolerance, bacterial imbalance in body, amoebic dysentery, urinary tract infections. Probiotics help in improving digestion, fighting against infections, boosting immunity, promoting weight loss and maintaining vaginal health hygiene. The capsule helps in restoring good bacteria or normal microbial flora in the intestine and is mostly prescribed along with an antibiotic as antibiotics are known to kill the good bacteria in the stomach, causing an imbalance of overall bacterial count. It also facilitates lactose digestion and has proven to be very effective in people with lactose intolerance.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Florobact capsule?

The capsule is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include vomiting, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, rash, headache, taste disturbances, abdominal cramping, flatulence, bloating. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as high fever, dizziness, persistent cough and chills.

Q3. Should we take Florobact capsule with food or without food?

The capsule can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Florobact capsule?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with severe acute pancreatitis, damaged gastrointestinal tracts, diabetes, phenylketonuria, antibiotic therapy, recurring vaginal and urinary tract infections, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Florobact capsule make you sleepy?

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Florobact capsule harmful? What does an overdose of Florobact capsule lead to?

This capsule is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to bloating, nausea, vomiting, gas, serious allergic reactions. Administer fluid and electrolyte replacement as required for extensive fluid loss due to diarrhea or vomiting.

Q7. Can I take Florobact capsule during pregnancy?

This capsule is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you consult your doctor before consuming.

Q8. Can Florobact capsule be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Florobact capsule?

Excessive alcohol consumption may increase the elimination and reduce the absorption of the active ingredients in the capsule. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Florobact capsule?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the capsule according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Florobact capsule, can I mix it in water and drink it?

The capsule is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Florobact capsule to children?

If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Florobact capsule?

The duration for which this medicine to show its effect in the body is not clinically determined.

Q14. How long does the effect of Florobact capsule last?

The duration required for the capsule to show its effect in the body depends on the intended use and the clinical condition of the patient.

Q15. Can we take Florobact capsule daily?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Florobact capsule?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. Do not take the capsule if you have high fever or for more than 2 days.

Q17. When should I take Florobact capsule?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

ICARUS HEALTH CARE PVT LTD

mahalakshmi complex, 50, arya gowda road, west mambalam, chennai 600 033.

Packed By

ICARUS HEALTH CARE PVT LTD

mahalakshmi complex, 50, arya gowda road, west mambalam, chennai 600 033.

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