Q: Can I swallow VSL 3 capsules?
A: Yes, you can swallow it as a whole with a liquid or water. Avoid taking it with hot water, hot drinks and aerated drinks
Q: Can VSL 3 capsules can be taken in the evening?
A: Yes, it can be taken in the evening. Make sure you take it at the same time every day or as prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Can VSL 3 capsules cure IBS?
A: No, VSL 3 doest not cure IBS. This medicine helps in restoring the normal microbial flora of the intestine, which is altered due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q: Does VSL 3 need to be stored in the refrigerator?
A: Yes, it should be stored in the refrigerator as it contains live strains of bacteria, which might lose their effectiveness if stored at room temperature.
Q: Is VSL 3 capsule a good probiotic?
A: Yes, it an excellent probiotic preparation and contains 8 different probiotic bacterias to support a healthy gut.
Q: Is VSL 3 capsules an antibiotic?
A: No, it is not an antibiotic.
Q: What is IBS and Ulcerative Colitis?
A: IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a digestive tract disorder characterised by pain and cramps in the abdomen, and bowel movements changes. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory condition in which the intestine's lining gets inflamed and causes rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, and pain.
Q: Does VSL 3 capsule cause an upset stomach?
A: Probiotics may cause abdominal discomfort like gases, in rare cases it may lead to stomach upset during the initial period of the treatment. Please consult your doctor if the symptoms persist for a longer time.
Q: What are the essential points I need to remember when I am taking VSL 3 capsules?
A: VSL 3 capsules are a mix of good, digestive system friendly bacteria that help to protect the digestive system from infectious bacteria and also cure the infection if any. You may experience stomach related discomfort like gases and in rare occasions diarrhoea during the initial phase of treatment which eases with time.
If you are on antibiotic treatment, it is advised that you do not take VSL 3 capsules along with the antibiotic, as the antibiotic decreases the efficacy of the probiotic.
Store the capsule in the refrigerator, as hot temperatures will make the bacteria ineffective
Avoid taking this capsule with hot water, hot or aerated drinks.
Q: Can I stop taking VSL 3 capsules if I feel an improvement in symptoms?
A: No, you should not stop the treatment with VSL 3 capsules without consulting a doctor. You should complete the full course of treatment until your infection is completely cured.
Q: Can I take VSL 3 capsules with tea or coffee?
A: No, it should not be taken with hot drinks or hot food. Although bacteria live in the warm temperatures of the human body, the more intense heat of hot food or beverages can destroy the good bacteria.