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Lacteol Fort

Last updated on 19/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Lactobacillus acidophilus

CHINESE NAME: 力多爾

DRUG CLASS: Gastrointestinal drugs

SUB CLASS: Antidiarrhoeal agents

USED FOR: Acute diarrhoea

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– (capsules)
– (sachet)

What is Lacteol Fort?

Lacteol Fort is a brand product that contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, a probiotic commonly found in gut microbiomes. It works by neutralizing diarrhoea-causing pathogens from entering the body, as well as restoring natural gut microbiome balance to support and protect the gut after an episode of diarrhoea.

How to use it?

Lacteol Fort is available as capsules and sachet. Both contents can be mixed into water for use. 

Sachets
Children: use 1-2 sachets as the 1st dose on the first day, followed by 1 sachet as the 2nd dose on the same day. On the following days, use 1 sachet two times daily.
Adult: use 2 sachets as the 1st dose on the first day, followed by 1 sachet as the 2nd dose on the same day. On the following days, use 1 sachet two times daily.
Infants: use 1 sachet as the 1st dose on the first day, followed by 1 sachet as the 2nd dose on the same day. On the following days, use 1 sachet two times daily.

Capsules
Children: take 2 capsules as the 1st dose on the first day, followed by 2 capsules as the 2nd dose on the same day. On the following days, take 2 capsules two times daily.
Adults: take 4 capsules as the 1st dose on the first day, followed by 2 capsules as the 2nd dose on the same day. On the following days, take 2 capsules two times daily.
Infants: take 2 capsules as the 1st dose on the first day, followed by 1-2 capsules as the 2nd dose on the same day. On the following days, take 1-2 capsules two times daily.

What are the side effects of Lacteol Fort?

Lacteol Fort is generally safe and does not have any common side effects.

Who should not take Lacteol Fort?

People who are allergic to any component of Lacteol Fort.

Pharmacist Tips:

In the case of acute diarrhoea, make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Common dosing schedule:
Lacteol Fort can be used at any time of the day, and it should be taken at the first sign of diarrhea. 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Lacteol Fort may interact with:
– Antibiotics, e.g. Amoxicillin, Cefuroxime

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Lacteol Fort in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Lacteol Fort is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Lacteol Fort in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.