Biovestin-lacto is a complex probiotic that consists of live bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. It is a supplemented version of the drug Biovestin, which contains only lactobacilli. The drug is manufactured by Bio-Vesta.
Biovestin-lacto is an effective drug, the safety of which is confirmed by repeated clinical trials. The production process eliminates the entry of any pathogenic microorganisms, so the medicine contains only the beneficial microflora, natural for the human intestine.
Interesting to know: In order that the bacteria are not inactivated during storage of the drug, Biovestin-lacto contains carbon dioxide, which protects microorganisms from oxygen and ensures their survival during storage.
The method of obtaining probiotic
Biovestin-lacto is obtained by cultivation (cultivation in the laboratory) of human lactic and bifidobacteria on nutrient media from cow’s milk. In the production process, special bioreactors are used, where in addition to the beneficial microorganisms there is no activity, and there is no access of oxygen.
The drug is available in dark glass vials with a volume of 12 ml. The package contains 7 bottles and a set of plastic tubes, which should pierce the rubber stopper for convenient administration of the drug.
Mechanism of action
Intestinal microflora is an important component of the internal environment of the body. On the intestinal mucosa lives a certain set of microorganisms that are not just safe, but extremely necessary for humans. More than 500 species of bacteria make up the intestinal microflora. All these bacteria are involved in the digestion and assimilation of nutrients, produce some vitamins and trace elements, ensure the proper quality of the stool to improve bowel movement.
Adverse factors affect the human microflora. Antibacterial drugs and intestinal infections are especially dangerous. It is rather difficult to restore the correct composition of this medium, but doctors and scientists have invented for this purpose to deliver artificially produced microorganisms into the intestinal lumen, where they will support the microflora – probiotics.
Important: There are various variants of probiotics, analogues of Biovestin-lacto, depending on the type of bacteria. Therefore, do not buy the drug without consulting a specialist in order to get the maximum benefit from taking a probiotic.
Positive effects after application
What is Biovestin-lacto worth taking? With the correct course of use, the medicine gives such positive effects:
- Improves food digestion;
- Stimulates the formation of substances that protect the intestinal microflora;
- Increases the resistance of good bacteria in the intestinal mucosa;
- Improves absorption of iron, calcium and vitamins of group D;
- Stimulates the synthesis of certain vitamins, in particular groups B, PP, C, K and biotin.
A feature of Biovestin-lacto is the stimulation of the active reproduction of bacteria in the intestines, due to which the drug acts faster than some other probiotics.
Indications for use
Biovestin-lacto is a safe drug, but it can only be used as directed by the doctor. This article is an introductory instruction, you should not take it as a guide to action. In addition, the most effective is a comprehensive treatment, selected depending on the existing problem.
Indications for the use of Biovestin-lacto are the following diseases and pathological conditions:
- Disruption of intestinal microflora due to improper diet, which manifests itself in diarrhea;
- When intestinal dysfunctions to maintain the life of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli;
- In the treatment of chronic intestinal diseases;
- Prevention of dysbiosis, including in children and pregnant women;
- After surgical interventions on the intestines and other internal organs;
- A short course in preparation for childbirth as directed by the gynecologist (if there is evidence for this);
- Vitamin deficiency (intestinal microflora is involved in the production, splitting and assimilation of some important vitamins and minerals);
- Iron-deficiency anemia;
- Rickets (microflora improves the absorption of vitamin D, which is lacking in rickets);
- With long-term treatment with hormonal drugs, in the process of radiation and chemotherapy to maintain and restore microflora.
Also, the drug is prescribed to prevent dysbiosis in the treatment of antibacterial drugs.
Use in children, pregnant and lactating
Biovestin-lacto is an absolutely safe drug. Its components act in the lumen of the intestine, without being absorbed into the systemic circulation. Therefore, the drug is not contraindicated during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Also, manufacturers allow its use in children up to a year, of course, as prescribed by a specialist.
Like any medicine, Biovestin-lacto is not deprived of possible undesirable effects. The only of them is the relaxation of the chair in the first days of reception. This requires a temporary dose reduction of the drug, and when the stool is normalized (which usually occurs within 5-7 days), the dose should be increased to the recommended age.
As you understand the age of child, pregnancy and lactation are not contraindications to the use of the drug. The only situation when Biovestin-lacto is forbidden to take is allergy to the components of the drug.
Important: Biovestin-lacto contains cow protein, which in children and adults are often allergic.
Dosage and administration
For rapid evacuation of the drug from the stomach into the intestinal lumen, where lactobacilli and bifidobacteria act, Biovestin-lacto should be taken half an hour before meals or 30 minutes or more after meals. Take the drug using a tube from the package. Before taking the medicine should warm up to room temperature.
Tip: For convenience, Biovestin-lacto can be dissolved in water or juice, it is convenient for children to give medicine dissolved in milk. Open the bottle immediately before taking the drug. An open bottle can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days.
The course of treatment ranges from several weeks to several months, depending on the pathology and age. The duration of therapy is determined by the doctor. For example, as a preventive measure, the drug is used for the entire period of antibiotic treatment, which varies from a few days to 2 or more weeks. The drug is compatible with all other drugs, and can be used simultaneously with them. No cases of overdose with Biovestin-lacto have been identified.
Daily dose depending on age:
- Babies under 1 year old should be given no more than 1 ml of medication;
- Children from one year to 12 years old are shown up to 6 ml per day (which is adjusted individually by a doctor);
- Adults can take up to 12ml Biovestin-lacto per day.
Biovestin-lacto can be injected directly into the intestine as a solution (the daily dose of the drug is diluted with 30-50 ml of warm boiled water). For the treatment of pathologies of the oral cavity, the mucous membrane of the nose and genitals, it is also necessary to prepare a solution: Dilute 2 ml of medicine with a small amount of warm water. Irrigation is carried out several times a day.
Important: The drug should not be dissolved in hot liquid and stored in dissolved form.
Biovestin-lacto should be stored in a refrigerator at a temperature of 2-6 degrees. In the warm season to transport the drug from the pharmacy should be in the cooler bag or container with ice. In a warm environment, the concentration of living lacto-and bifidobacteria decreases, so the drug becomes less effective.
A white film may form on the surface of the preparation, which is normal. Before use, the drug should be held at room temperature for several minutes to dissolve the film. Shaking the bottle is not recommended. When opening the cap, carbon dioxide is released from the vial, which is accompanied by a characteristic cotton.
An open vial can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, but for children up to one year it is permissible to give only fresh, newly opened medication, and one parent can take the remains of the vial.
Analogs and reviews
Not all probiotics are similar in composition. In the pharmacy network, there are 3 main groups of probiotics: containing bifidobacteria, containing lactobacilli, and combination drugs with bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.
A complete analogue Biovestin-lacto is the drug Linex, containing lacto-and bifidobacteria. Among other probiotics, a specialist may prescribe Biovestin, Bifi-form, Bifidumbacterin, Lactobacterin, which include only one of the main representatives of the beneficial human microflora. These Biovestin analogues are cheaper, but in some cases they may not be enough.
The cost of Biovestin-lacto is about 70 rubles per bottle. Because of the need for long-term use of the drug can not be called cheap, but its quality and effectiveness correspond to the cost. Note that all high-quality probiotics due to the complexity of the production have a relatively high price.
About the quality of the drug and say many positive reviews. The drug is well tolerated and works quickly, and taking it as a preventive measure allows you to eliminate stool disorders and improve the general condition of the body.
After the course of taking Biovestin-lacto, resistance to infections and catarrhal diseases is increased, the quality of the skin, nails and hair is improved, digestion is normalized, and abdominal discomfort is eliminated. According to consumers, one of the attractive features of probiotics is a pleasant taste, which does not cause aversion to the medicine, even in children.
Biovestin-lacto is a high-quality probiotic whose effectiveness has been proven. Despite this, medication can only be prescribed by a doctor if indicated. Do not self-medicate, as only reasonable use of the drug will achieve the proper result.