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Overview

Introduction

Prolac Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of diarrhea. This medicine is a probiotic and it works by restoring the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset after antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Prolac Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You may take this medicine along with oral rehydration solution (ORS) as it will help to provide adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should take this medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Consult a doctor while taking any other medicine especially steroids or antibiotics along with this medicine.

The most common side effects are bloating and flatulence. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects.

Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor.

Uses of Prolac Tablet

Side effects of Prolac Tablet

Common
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence

How to use Prolac Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Prolac Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Prolac Tablet works

Prolac Tablet is a probiotic. It works by restoring the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset after antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Prolac Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Prolac Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Prolac Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Prolac Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Prolac Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Prolac Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Prolac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Prolac Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Prolac Tablet
₹0.85/Tablet
Donlac Tablet
Donnel Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹1.2/Tablet
41% costlier
Lactopic Tablet
Alpic Remedies Ltd
₹1.2/Tablet
41% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Avoid taking Prolac Tablet along with steroids (medications that weaken the immune system) as they might increase the chances of getting sick.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Notify your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
  • Take Prolac Tablet at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics. This is because taking Prolac Tablet along with the antibiotics can reduce their effectiveness. 

Patient Concerns

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I am having diarrhea what tablet should I have
Dr. Satyam S. Bhavsar
Physician
take TAB.FLAGYL 400 three times a day for 3 days.
Patient have diarrhea what is the remedy
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/bael-tablet-otc2960011-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.
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