Possible Interactions with: Lactobacillus AcidophilusBifidobacterium; L. Acidophilus; Lactobacillus Acidophilus; Prebiotics; Probiotics
If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use Lactobacillus or other probiotics without first talking to your health care provider.
Sulfasalazine -- A laboratory study suggests that L. acidophilus speeds up metabolism of sulfasalazine, a medication used to treat ulcerative colitis. The significance of this information is unknown.
Review Date: 6/7/2007
Reviewed By: Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.