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Erceflora is a product that contains the spores of Bacillus clausii, a type of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. It helps replenish and support the normal flora of the gut. Additionally, it is considered a probiotic. Indications for probiotics include post-antibiotic use, chronic diarrhea or constipation, and certain vitamin malabsorption disorders.
This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.
There may be different brands of Bacillus clausii that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed.
Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
You should not use it if you are hypersensitive to the active ingredient or any of the other formulated substances.
During treatment with antibiotics, Erceflora can be administered during the interval between antibiotic administrations.
Erceflora is pregnancy risk category A, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Therefore, it is considered safe to use during pregnancy and lactation.
However, still consult your doctor before taking this medication.
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
No adverse effects have been reported when taken as directed. However, if you experience any side effects or worsening of your condition, inform your doctor or pharmacist.
No drugs or food are known to modify the effect of this medication. However, if you are taking other medications, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
No drugs or food are known to modify the effect of this medication. If you are taking other medicines, inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Erceflora may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor or pharmacist know your medical history before taking this drug.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
Take 2 to 3 bottles per day at regular intervals, or as directed by a doctor.
Administer 1 to 2 bottles per day at regular intervals, or as directed by a doctor.
Erceflora is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
Fortunately, there are no reports of overdose or toxicity with Erceflora. However, if you feel ill or experience serious side effects contact your doctor or emergency medical services.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, just take one. Do not take a double dose.
To learn more about this drug, consult your doctor.
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Erceflora https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/erceflora?type=full Accessed March 8, 2021
Preventing Antibiotic-Associated DiarRhea Using Erceflora (PADRE) https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00447161 Accessed March 8, 2021
Bacillus clausii for the Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6116021/ Accessed March 8, 2021
Are probiotics safe for use during pregnancy and lactation?, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3056676/, Accessed Sept. 8, 2021
Bacillus clausii as adjunctive treatment for acute community-acquired diarrhea among Filipino children: a large-scale, multicenter, open-label study (CODDLE), https://tdtmvjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40794-019-0089-5, Accessed Sept. 8, 2021