Interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Lactobacillus may affect insulin sensitivity. Caution is advised when using medications that may also affect insulin sensitivity or blood sugar. People taking drugs for diabetes by mouth or insulin should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist. Medication adjustments may be necessary.

Lactobacillus may also interact with agents that may affect the immune system, agents that may treat arthritis, agents that may treat asthma, agents that may treat diarrhea, agents that may treat heart problems, agents that may treat stomach problems, agents that may treat ulcers (such as rabeprazole), alcohol, antibiotics (such as amoxicillin, bacampicillin, clarithromycin, enoxacin, and furazolidone), antivirals, benzodiazepines, birth control, cholesterol-lowering agents, esomeprazole, iron salts, tinidazole, and vaccinations.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Lactobacillus may affect insulin sensitivity. Caution is advised when using herbs or supplements that may also affect insulin sensitivity or blood sugar. Blood sugar levels may require monitoring, and doses may need adjustment.

Lactobacillus may also interact with antibacterials, antivirals, birth control, calcium, cholesterol-lowering herbs and supplements, herbs and supplements that may affect the immune system, herbs and supplements that may treat arthritis, herbs and supplements that may treat asthma, herbs and supplements that may treat diarrhea, herbs and supplements that may treat heart problems, herbs and supplements that may treat stomach problems, herbs and supplements that may treat ulcers, iron, phytic acid, prebiotics, and probiotics.

This evidence-based monograph was prepared by The Natural Standard Research Collaboration

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