Sporlac tablet, is it safe? uses, side-effects, dosage

What is Sporlac tablet ?

Sporlac tablet is a brand name for a probiotic powder sold in tablet based form. This medicine is very beneficial to children and used for treatment of diarrhea, bowel irregularities and nutritional disorders. The medicine is manufactured by Sanzyme limited. It is available in market in the packaging of 10 tablets per strip.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. What is the Dosage ?
  7. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  8. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  9. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  10. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  11. Is Sporlac tablet available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  12. Frequently asked questions
  13. Reference

 

Sporlac - uses, side-effects, dosage

Sporlac – uses, side-effects, dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

Generic name for this medicine is Lactic acid bacillus. This spore bearing bacterias are very stable and capable of surviving the gastric acid. This bacillus is a gram positive bacteria, which is a natural probiotic.

How does it work ?

Sporlac tablet improve a patients condition by killing and suppressing the actions of harmful bacteria in the body. This aides in the absorption of micro-nutrients and regulation of gastro-intestinal tract.

It works by lowering the pH of intestines and producing Lactic acid in the intestines. This makes the digestive tract inhabitable for pathogens and other harmful micro-organisms.

Lactic acid bacillus restores & maintains the flow of healthy gut bacteria in the digestive system. This improves digestion of food and also relaxes discomfort. This results in normalized stool formations and increases the production of digestive enzymes and B-complex.

What are it’s uses ?

This tablets can be administered in prevention, control and treatment of following diseases and symptoms:
  • Diarrhea and Travelers diarrhea
  • Diarrhea associated with hospitalization or other medication
  • Vaginal infections
  • Controlling cholesterol
  • Chemotherapy
  • Antibiotic treatments
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Improving digestions
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Ulcers in the digestive tract
  • Skin diseases
  • Lung infections
  • Intolerance of sugar
  • Improving the immune system
  • Inflammation of digestive tract
  • Milk and Dairy allergy

How effective is this medicine ?

This probiotic medicine is very effective against ailments discussed above.

What are the Side Effects ?

Probiotic drinks rarely have any side-effects. The side-effects while using Sporlac can be very mild and mostly related with digestive system only. The possible side-effects that might occur during the medication are listed below:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Gastro-intestenal Infection, which can be treated by antibiotics.

If you notice to develop any other condition or symptom during the medication, consult your doctor immediately.


What is the Dosage ?

Despite this probiotic oral tablet being an over the counter product, regarding the dosage of Sporlac tablet, please consult with a doctor as it will depend on the condition for which it has to be administered. For best results take it for the duration suggested by the doctor.

 

Tablet - dosage

Tablet – dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

This medicine should be taken cautiously in case the patient is:

  1. Pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  2. Breast feeding or planning to start nursing an infant
  3. Is an elderly person
  4. has taken any antibiotic within last 2 hours.
  5. Is infected with HIV, have AIDS or poor immunity
  6. Has short bowel syndrome
  7. Is on medication to prevent rejection after the organ transplant
  8. Is below the age of three years old
  9. Is suffering from High fever
  10. Has hypersensitivity
  11. Have severe infection of intestines

Patients should also not take any antibiotics for next 2 hours after taking a probiotic.
Avoid alcohol if your are taking this medicine.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

No, This medicine is not safe to take if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
This medicine is classified in pregnancy category ‘C’ by FDA. This means Risk not ruled out: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Consult your gynecologist or a qualified doctor before taking this medicine.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

Yes, it is safe to take in the recommended dosage if one is breast feeding & there are no reports of any problems occurring. Though no studies have been conducted on humans and animals to find out any problems which might occur on having this tablets during breast feeding. Please consult with your doctor before starting this medication.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

Yes, this medicine can be given to children under medical supervision. This medicine can be given to children above 3 years of age. This medication is safe to use at the recommended doses; caution is however advised, as children may be more sensitive to side effects.
Probiotic medications are not intended for use in infants, so this medicine should not be given to infants.


Is Sporlac tablet available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

Yes, Sporlac tablet is available as an over the counter (OTC) product. But it is advised to please consult with the doctor for the particular case.

Frequently asked questions

I eat spicy food regularly and stomach issues are frequent. Can I use sporlac to treat it ?
Yes, you can take this medicine regularly to treat stomach issues. However, Eating spicy food regularly is not a good practice and it should be avoided. This habit can cause serious health implications like piles, increased cholesterol and gastric ulcers.
Try to maintain a balanced & healthy diet.

Can I take this medicine to improve my immune system ?
This medicine can prevent the adhesion of pathogens and prevent their colonization. Regular use of sporlac tablets may result in enhancing the immune system.

Is it OK to use sporlac for longer ? Any risk or side-effects involved ?
Yes, you can take this medicine for regular and prolonged use.
probiotics doesn’t demonstrate any serious side-effects in long term use. Though very rare, but you may feel cause some mild conditions such as gas; while using this medicine.

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