Overview

Uses of VSL Capsule

VSL 3 Capsule is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

VSL Capsule side effects

Common
  • Bloating

How to use VSL Capsule

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.

How VSL Capsule works

VSL 3 Capsule is a probiotic. It contains healthy bacteria that stick to the walls of the digestive tract. This forms a barrier that protects the inner layer of the gut against harmful bacteria and other toxic substances that may upset your digestive system.

VSL Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Pregnancy
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Lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Driving
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Liver
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Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Take VSL 3 Capsule at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics. This is because taking VSL 3 Capsule along with the antibiotics can reduce their effectiveness. 
  • Avoid taking VSL 3 Capsule 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to VSL

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I am diabetic since 17 yrs and hyper tensive since 11 yrs, using GLIMULIN MF FORTE in the morning, JANUMET 50/1000 in the afternoon, GLIMULIN MF in the night. CONCOR AM 5mg in the morning, TELMA 40 in the evening, GABAPIN NT 400 twice daily, ECOSPRIN AV 75 in the afternoon. But since last 3 months I have been facing episodes of severe gas trouble with bloating but no pain in the stomach. For this the doctor had suggested RIFAGUT 550 mg twice daily for 5 days, then after the reoccurrence in 1 month he again prescribed RIFAGUT 550mg for another 5 days along with VSL-3 once daily for 10 days after lunch, again there was an episode after 15 days FLUDAC 10 mg capsule was asked to be taken at the night. Now I had taken it for 4 days and yet yesterday night the same problem reoccured. I have observed that in all these episodes there is one thing common in my diet which is watermelon. I doubt that it's high fructose level is the culprit. After eating the gas trouble starts with in 3 hrs and the gas doesn't stop for another 3 hrs, during this I have to continuously force out the gas through mouth or else my stomach and chest keeps ballooning out and a false feeling of heart trouble is being felt by me due to which we had to undergo ECG which was normal. After browsing in the Internet I doubt that I am having fructose intolerance please suggest.
Dr. Jagruti Shah
Diabetes Specialist
Fructose intolerance can also give similar type of complaints to confirm you can reduce or diabetic continue fruits for may be week and observe. Some times you can be having low grade infection with gas forming bacteria which may require short course of antibiotic therapy followed by weekly maintainence therapy.Some times changing bacterial flora with the help of prebiotic preparation may helpSome vegetables like cabbage, excess of fibre intake especially in raw form also can give similar presentationMaintaining food diary will help you to find out food related problem. Some patients in addition of change in diabetes medicine may require investigations like endoscopy
Hi Doctor, My sister, PATIENT suffering from ulcerative Colitis, Tried multiple doctor in allopathy but did not solve. Finally, consulted a Ayurveda and gone through Panchkarma process. It controlled. But difficult to afford in longer run. Currently, taking medicine from different Ayurveda doctor but not able to control blooding. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Regards, Binod Sharma
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
For blood control take posex capsule 2 capsule twice with water
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FAQs

Q. What is VSL?
VSL is a probiotic consisting of 8 strains of live freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria. The 8 strains are: Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii.
Q. How is VSL stored?
VSL is stored in the refrigerator at 2-8 degree celsius.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 30th Nov 2018.
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