What is Floranex (acidophilus)?

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Acidophilus is also called lactobacillus acidophilus. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that exists naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines and the vagina. Acidophilus helps maintain an acidic environment in the body, which can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Acidophilus has been used to treat or prevent vaginal yeast infections, yeast infections of the mouth, diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics, and urinary tract infections. Acidophilus may work by helping the body maintain normal consistency of bacteria in the stomach, intestines, and vagina. Acidophilus has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications. Acidophilus has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of acidophilus may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been ... more
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