Dietary Supplements

How much acidophilus can you take?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    The right dosage of acidophilus (a type of probiotic, or "good bacteria") depends on why you are taking it. For example, for preventing or treating diarrhea, some experts recommend 1 to 2 billion colony forming units (CFUs) per day -- about what you’d find in a single tablet of some acidophilus supplements. To maintain intestinal health, experts recommend from 1 to 15 billion CFUs per day. Talk to your doctor about the right dosage of acidophilus for you.
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