Vizylac Capsule is a combination of Lactobacillus sporogenes, a healthy gut bacteria and a mix of Vitamins like Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, Nicotinamide, Folic Acid, and D-Panthenol. Get to know how Vizylac works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Vizylac is not suggested.
About Vizylac Capsule
In general, it is a combination drug consisiting Lactobacillus and Vitamin B-Complex. It is a prescription medication used to treat several health problems like Diarrhea, Irritable bowel syndrome, and diarrhea caused by the usage of antibiotics. This medicine is manufactured and marketed by Unichem Laboratories Ltd.
While Vizylac should be taken on prescription from a doctor, few other products known as probiotics are available online that can also provide help in restoring the health of the gut. Please refer to the below links to check these options.
Vizylac Capsule – Active Ingredients
Below mentioned are the key ingredients in this medication:
- Lactobacillus Sporogenes
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
- Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
- Nicotinamide (Viatmin B3)
- Panthenol (Provitamin of B5)
Vizylac Capsule Uses and Benefits
Below mentioned are the conditions where Vizylac Capsules are beneficial to use and are prescribed by the Doctors.
- Diarrhea in adults
- Diarrhea in young children caused by rotavirus
- To prevent traveler’s diarhhea
- Diarrhea caused by antibiotics
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Vitamin B3 deficiency
- For normalizing micro-flora in the intestine
- Vaginal infections
- Meteorism (Abdominal distension)
- Gastroenteritis – Intestinal infection resulting in diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever
- Colitis – Inflammatory reaction in the colon
Side Effects of Vizylac Capsule
When some medicine is used to cure some kind of health problems, along with its intended benefits there is a chance of getting few unwanted side effects too. It is safe to use but if you suffer from any below-mentioned side effects and they don’t reduce in a short period, then it is strongly recommended to consult your Doctor for proper medical attention. Your Doctor would make changes in your medication, and dosage accordingly.
- Intestinal gas or bloating
- Abdominal distension
- Numbness of the skin
Contraindications for Vizylac Capsule
Do not take Vizylac Capsule if you are suffering from any of the following conditions:
- Active Peptic Ulcer
- Acute Myocardial Infarction
- Allergic to Panthenol Analogues
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Condition of Increased Mast Cells
- Diabetes Mellitus
Vizylac Capsule Dosage
It is not an OTC (over-the-counter) medicine and prescription from a qualified doctor is required. Follow the instructions given by your Doctor.
Taking more than prescribed Vizylac Capsule may cause side effects. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you find any side effects.
If you missed a certain regular dose, take as earliest possible, and if it is nearing next dosage, then skip the missed dose and carry on with next regular dose. Never use extra doses.
Precautions before taking Vizylac Capsule
Inform your doctor if you are taking medications for any kind of health problems, over the counter products like vitamins, herbal supplements, etc., allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions like pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc. If you have been suffering from any health problems, you are more likely to get the side-effects of the drug. Take this tablet as directed by your Doctor. Dosage is based on your condition and symptoms. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
This medicine is not recommended to take along with alcohol. And also not recommended in patients suffering alcoholic cirrhosis, a condition of liver problems due to heavy alcoholism. Proper Medical advice is recommended in such conditions.
It is not recommended in pregnancy, but if you have to use it then it is strongly recommended to use with proper advice from your Doctor to avoid any side effects.
Vizylac Capsule is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your physician.
It is recommended to consult your Doctor before using Vizylac Capsule in breastfeeding mothers. Consult your doctor for proper advice, if you have to use.
Kidney and Liver Problems
This is not recommended for patients suffering kidney or liver problems. Proper medical supervision is strongly recommended if have to use this medicine.
If you are allergic to any of its constituents, the use of this medicine should be avoided
On Antibiotic Therapy
If you are on antibiotic therapy, it is advisable to take Vizylac Capsule at least 2 hours before or after taking antibiotics as this medicine interacts with antibiotics. Inform your doctor about antibiotic therapy and take the medicine as suggested.
Vizylac Capsule – Drug Interactions
If you use other over the counter products or other drugs at the same time, the effects of the Vizylac Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly.
If you are using any kind of medicine, or any supplements like herbal, or vitamin supplements for any kind of health problems, let your Doctor know about your course of medicines or any health products you are using to avoid any unwanted side effects. You doctor would adjust the dosage accordingly.
Vizylac Capsule may interact with the following medicines and products:
- Antibiotic drugs
Substitutes for Vizylac Capsule
Here is the List of substitute medicines with same composition, strength, and form as Vizylac Capsule:
- Darolac – Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
- Alacforte – Alliance Remedies
- Cynocal M – Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
- Nor-B Capsule – Moraceae Lab Pvt. Ltd.
- Avilact-B Capsule – Avalanche Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
- Vizylac Dry Powder – Unichem Laboratories Ltd.
- Babylac – Bactolac Formulations Pvt. Ltd.
- LACTOBUS-V CAPSULE – Globus Remedies
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