Lacto-B is a probiotic supplement that is useful for helping to prevent and treat diarrhea, especially those caused by the use of antibiotics. Lacto-B is also used to treat lactose intolerance and constipation.
Lacto-B is in powder form and is often used in the treatment of diarrhea in children. Lacto-B contains probiotics , which are good bacteria that can maintain the health of the digestive system.
In addition, probiotics can also fight excess bad bacteria in the intestine, thereby preventing and helping to overcome diarrhea. In people with lactose intolerance , probiotics can help digest lactose and increase the enzyme lactase in the intestine.
Lacto-B contains Lactobacillus acidophilus , Bifidobacterium longum, and Streptococcus thermophilus bacteria which are good for the digestive tract. In 1 sachet of Lacto-B contains about 10 million live bacteria.
Besides containing good bacteria, Lacto-B also contains various nutrients, such as:
- 10 mg of vitamin C
- 0.5 mg of vitamin B1
- 0.5 mg of vitamin B2
- 0.5 mg of vitamin B6
- 2mg niacin
- 0.02 grams of protein
- 0.1 grams of fat
- 3.4 calories
What is Lacto-B
|Active ingredients||Bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, and Streptococcus thermophilus|
|Benefit||Prevent and treat diarrhea, as well as reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance|
|Consumed by||Children aged 1–12 years|
|Lacto-B for pregnant and lactating women||
Category N: Not yet known. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before taking probiotics.
The probiotic content in Lacto-B is believed to be safe for breastfeeding mothers if consumed according to doctor's recommendations and the rules printed on the packaging.
Precautions Before Consuming Lacto-B
Note the following points regarding the use of Lacto-B:
- Do not give Lacto-B to your child if he has an allergy to probiotic products.
- Do not give Lacto-B to your child if he has severe acute pancreatitis .
- Consult your doctor first about using Lacto-B if your child has diarrhea.
- Consult your doctor if your child has low immunity (for example, is undergoing chemotherapy ), is experiencing severe pain, has recently undergone surgery, or has digestive problems, such as short bowel syndrome or ulcerative colitis .
- Tell the doctor if your child is taking other medications, including supplements and herbal products, to avoid drug interactions.
- Immediately take your child to the doctor if he experiences an allergic drug reaction after consuming Lacto-B.
Dosage and Rules for Use Lacto-B
The recommended dose of Lacto-B for children aged 1–12 years is 3 sachets per day or as directed by a doctor.
How to Take Lacto-B Properly
Follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the information printed on the package before giving Lacto-B to your child.
Lacto-B can be consumed by mixing it with milk, ice cream or yogurt. Consume immediately after the packaging is opened and the contents of the product are mixed. Do not mix Lacto-B with fizzy drinks and hot drinks or food.
If you forget to give Lacto-B to your child, do not double the dose at the next consumption schedule.
Store Lacto-B in a shady, dry and cool place, for example in the refrigerator. Do not store Lacto-B in a place with hot and humid temperatures because it can damage or kill the good bacteria contained in it.
Interactions of Lacto-B with Other Drugs
Antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in Lacto-B, which will reduce the effectiveness of this supplement. Therefore, avoid using Lacto B together with antibiotics. Give a gap of at least 2 hours between taking antibiotics and probiotic products
In addition, a study showed an increase in vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) levels in healthy women who took probiotics for 2 weeks.
Lacto-B Side Effects and Dangers
Side effects that may occur after consuming Lacto-B are flatulence and discomfort in the stomach. Consult a doctor if these side effects do not subside immediately or get worse.
Immediately take your child to the doctor if he has a drug allergic reaction , such as swelling of the eyelids or lips, redness and itching of the skin, or difficulty breathing after taking Lacto-B.