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What is Vsl 3?

Vsl 3 Capsule contains Corn Starch, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Lactobacillus, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, and Stearic Acid as active ingredients.
Vsl 3 Capsule works by suppressing or killing harmful bacterial growth; inhibiting the airborne allergens from penetrating the nasal mucosa; possessing the cytoprotective action on the stomach mucosa; helping in wounds healing; possessing antiviral and antiinflammatory activities; possessing bioactive behaviour with drug carrier ability; providing an excellent material for the tissue engineering; providing efficient ejection of tablets from manufacturing machines; keeping the eye moist and protects the eye from injury and infection; providing glucose to humans;
Detailed information related to Vsl 3 Capsule's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Vsl 3 Capsule Uses

Vsl 3 Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Vsl 3 Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Vsl 3 Capsule improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
  • Suppressing or killing harmful bacterial growth.
  • Inhibiting the airborne allergens from penetrating the nasal mucosa; possessing the cytoprotective action on the stomach mucosa.
  • Helping in wounds healing; possessing antiviral and antiinflammatory activities.
  • Possessing bioactive behaviour with drug carrier ability; providing an excellent material for the tissue engineering.
  • Providing efficient ejection of tablets from manufacturing machines.
  • Keeping the eye moist and protects the eye from injury and infection.
  • Providing glucose to humans.
References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Vsl 3 Capsule - Composition and Active Ingredients

Vsl 3 Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Vsl 3 Capsule - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Vsl 3 Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
  • Eye discomfort
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Tearing
  • Eye sensitivity to light
  • Sticky eyelashes
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Vsl 3 Capsule - Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Children below 3 years of age
  • Do not drive or operate machinery
  • Have AIDS, poor immunity, short bowel syndrome, or on medications to prevent rejection of organ transplant
  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Take this drug at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics
References: 9

Where to Buy Vsl 3 Capsule

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Vsl 3 Capsule - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Vsl 3 Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Vsl 3 Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:
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Vsl 3 Capsule - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Vsl 3 Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Vsl 3 Capsule should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • High fever
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Severe intestinal infection
  • Soft contact lenses
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Vsl 3 Capsule - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Vsl 3 Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Lactobacillus: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Microcrystalline Cellulose: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Stearic Acid: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Silicon Dioxide: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Magnesium Stearate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Corn Starch: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Vsl 3 Capsule safe while breastfeeding?
    • Lactobacillus: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Microcrystalline Cellulose: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Stearic Acid: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Silicon Dioxide: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Magnesium Stearate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Corn Starch: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Vsl 3 Capsule be used for irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea?
    Yes, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea are among the most common reported uses for Vsl 3 Capsule. Please do not use Vsl 3 Capsule for irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Vsl 3 Capsule.
  • How long do I need to use Vsl 3 Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions?
    fei-prazdnikov.ru.com website users have reported 1 week and 1 month as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Vsl 3 Capsule. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Vsl 3 Capsule.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Vsl 3 Capsule?
    fei-prazdnikov.ru.com website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Vsl 3 Capsule. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Vsl 3 Capsule. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Vsl 3 Capsule.
  • Should I consume Vsl 3 Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?
    fei-prazdnikov.ru.com website users have most commonly reported consuming Vsl 3 Capsule after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Vsl 3 Capsule.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Vsl 3 Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Vsl 3 Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Vsl 3 Capsule

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
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Overdosage of Vsl 3 Capsule

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Vsl 3 Capsule, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 14, 15, 16

Storage of Vsl 3 Capsule

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Vsl 3 Capsule.
References: 17, 18, 19, 20

Expired Vsl 3 Capsule

  • Taking a single dose of expired Vsl 3 Capsule is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
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Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Vsl 3 Capsule - Packages and Strengths

Vsl 3 Capsule is available in the following packages and strengths
Vsl 3 Capsule - Packages: 10 Capsule

Vsl 3 Capsule - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies
  • Sun Pharma

Vsl 3 Capsule - Demographic Information

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