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Brand name: IBS Support (Ethical Nutrients)

IBS Support (Ethical Nutrients) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) lactobacillus plantarum. On this page you will find out more about IBS Support (Ethical Nutrients), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: lactobacillus plantarum

Information for medicine and pack size:
IBS Support (Ethical Nutrients) 20 billion organisms hard capsule, 90

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What this medicine is for

- Helps maintain normal bowel function - Promotes healthy digestive function - May help reduce the symptoms of medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome such as bloating, pain, flatulence and constipation - May help improve symptoms of constipation and/or frequency such as stool frequency and consistency - May help relieves the symptoms of intestinal pain and inflammation in medically diagnosed IBS - Helps promote healthy bacterial flora and improve enteric flora populations - Lactobacillus plantarum 299V helps promote healthy bacterial flora. - Lactobacillus plantarum 299V promotes healthy digestive function. - Lactobacillus plantarum may help reduce flatulence. - Lactobacillus may help promote post operative recovery and health. Helps reduce the risk of bacterial translocation post operatively. - Lactobacillus plantarum 299V may help to maintain a normal healthy cardiovascular system. - Lactobacillus plantarum 299V promotes healthy digestion- May help reduce inflammatory indicators in smokers such as leptin, fibrinogen and IL 6. - Helps maintain the mucosal immune system by inhibiting the excessive production of inflammatory cytokines. - Lactobacillus plantarum 299v can survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract and colonise the human intestinal mucosa.

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Active ingredient
Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
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