VSL 3 Capsule

Introduction

VSL 3 Capsule has a good bacteria which have gastrointestinal (GI) protective properties and maintain a healthy digestive tract (stomach and intestines). It is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation) and ulcerative colitis.

VSL 3 Capsule is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should take this medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Consult a doctor while taking any other medicine especially steroids or antibiotics along with this medicine.

The most common side effects are bloating and flatulence. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor.

Side effects of VSL Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of VSL

  • Bloating
  • Flatulence

How to use VSL Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. VSL 3 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How VSL Capsule works

VSL 3 Capsule is a probiotic. It contains healthy bacteria that stick to the walls of the digestive tract. This forms a barrier that protects the inner layer of the gut against harmful bacteria and other toxic substances that may upset your digestive system.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with VSL 3 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of VSL 3 Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of VSL 3 Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether VSL 3 Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of VSL 3 Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of VSL 3 Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.