The pediatrician stopped my daughter’s Erceflora fluid medication and prescribed Protexin instead.
The Protexin Sachets
Each sachet contain 1 billion CFU(colony forming units) of the following probiotics:
1. Lactobacillus acidophilus,
2. Lactobacillus bulgaris,
3. Lactobacillus casei,
4. Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
5. Bifidobacterium infantis,
6. Bifidobacterium breve,
7. Streptococcus thermophillus
It contains seven probiotic strains. The Yakult only has Lactobacillus casei while the Erceflora contains only Bacillus clausii. I guess seven good bacteria working together are better than one.
It is specifically designed for babies. Other products for older ages are also available. When needed, one sachet is administered daily during meal for 5 to 7 days or as needed. It can be added to food , water, milk or juice. Dose for my daughter was added to milk.
It is given for the following purposes:
1) For food supplementation of babies and young children> or = 7 months old with digestive disorders e.g. diarrhea associated with antibiotic therapy, indigestion, lactose intolerance, flatulence, bloating, constipation. For enhancement of natural resistance to intestinal infection, bacterial/viral diarrhea.
2) For prevention of nectrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)/sepsis.
3) For adjunct therapy for infant pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infection.
My daughter suffered from severe diarrhea and vomiting as side effect of urinary tract infection. Protexin was given together with intravenous dextrose, Cefaclor Antibiotic, Nestle NAN Al 110 Milk.