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Friday, September 17, 2010

PROBIOTICS .. LONG TERM USAGE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE

RECENTLY, WE WERE BOTH PRESCRIBED BIFILAC ( A PROBIOTIC ) BY OUR PHYSICIAN FOR A THREATENED DIARROHEA  BUT NOT ANY ANTI BIOTICS OR ANTI BACTERIALS OR ANAEROBICS, WE WERE ADVISED TO START TAKING CIPROFLAXACIN WITH TINADAZOLE ONLY AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS, IF THE SYMPTOMS DO NOT STOP.  THE LOGIC IS ONCE THE GUT IS RID OF ALL THAT IS CONTAMINATED, ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS TO RESTORE THE HEALTH OF THE INTESTINES ONLY. 

i thought of getting some more information on the long term benefits of this probiotics and sent an email to Tablets India who are the manufacturers of this capsule.  I am glad that the Chief Medical Officer of the company has replied to my query.

 My query and his reply are reproduced here for the benefit of public.

To
Tablets India Company.

Dear Sir,
We are senior citizens.
We have been advised by our physician to take BIFILAC for a few days, following diarrohoea.
We have been taking vizylac , another probiotic possibly of lesser strength,for IBS for the last one year.
We would like to know whether bifilac can be taken for a longer term say 6 months to 1 year, and its usefulness as related to vizylac.

An early reply will be very highly appreciated.

Dear Mr. Suryanarayanan,

Thank you for the enquiry.

Bifilac can be taken on a daily basis for a longer period of time, as advised by your physician..

Generally, in the geriatric age group ( elderly, senior citizens ), there is loss of good bacteria both in the large and small intestines. These good bacteria are required to keep the gut healthy which is important. Hence its important that any probiotic taken must replenish / help multiply good bacteria to both the large and small intestines. Bifilac does that. The ingredients of Bifilac replenishes as well as  helps to proliferate the good bacteria in both the large and small intestine, thus giving complete gut health. The probiotic product Vizylac helps to replenish the good bacteria in the small intestine only. In this context, Bifilac is a superior probiotic product, and has been licensed from TOA Pharmaceuticals, Japan, a leading Japanese probiotic company.

We are also happy to share with you that after the launch of Bifilac in India in the year 2003, we have been able to serve millions of patients in varied age groups, ranging from paediatric to adult and geriatric population.

Bifilac, as prescribed by your physician, when taken everyday helps to promote good gut health.



Thanking you,

Dr. Rajesh Bajaj
Chief Medical Advisor
Tablets India Limited
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