£4.99
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Product rated 5.0 in 17 reviews
10 capsules

An expert supplement from OptiBac, containing Lactobacillus bacteria such as acidophilus, and especially for those taking antibiotics.


Vegetarian Vegetarian
No Dairy No Dairy
No Gluten No Gluten
Suitable during Pregnancy Suitable during Pregnancy

What's it for?

Live cultures supplement especially for those taking antibiotics. Take during and after your antibiotics.

Who's it for?

Anyone, aged 1 year and over, taking a typical course of antibiotics.

Each capsule:

Provides 4 billion live cultures from OptiBac, guaranteed until end of expiry.

OptiBac 'For those on antibiotics'

For people who are taking antibiotics (e.g. amoxicillin, penicillin, tetracycline, doxycycline), or who have recently finished an antibiotic course, the strains of natural bacteria in this supplement are especially selected for their suitability and safety. These two high quality strains of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11, have been extremely well-researched, and are scientifically proven to survive to reach the gut alive, even during a course of antibiotics.

Antibiotics do not distinguish between friendly and harmful bacteria and are therefore thought to kill off much of the natural bacteria in the gut; this may often lead to side effects.

More about 'For those on antibiotics'

Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 is a natural resident of the intestinal microflora; this specific strain from OptiBac has been well studied to survive gastric acidity and bile salts expected at mealtimes and to reach the intestines without damage.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11 is a natural component of the friendly bacteria in the intestines; this species is one of the most studied in the world of live cultures. L. rhamnosus Rosell-11 has been proven to resist bile and gastric acidity over pH 3 - therefore if taken at mealtimes (when pH is around 4), it will pass through the stomach without being damaged.

These two microorganisms have been scientifically tested and shown to survive to reach the gut alive, and to be safe to take during your course of antibiotics.

Read Scientific Research on live cultures and antibiotics


Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52

Directions

Can be given to adults and children (from 1 year and over) with the following recommendations:

  • Take one capsule daily with food, preferably with breakfast*, every day during antibiotic course, and for a few days afterwards or until the pack has been completed.

  • Continue taking until pack is completed and add a second pack if the antibiotic treatment lasts more than one week.

  • OptiBac live cultures may be used on an ongoing basis.

*Can be taken at the same time as antibiotics - this product has been clinically trialled alongside antibiotics and found to reach the gut alive.

Note: Any customers taking particularly long-term and/or high strength antibiotics may want to consider taking OptiBac For every day EXTRA Strength instead. Also, for anyone unable to swallow capsules, the contents of the capsule can be mixed with a cold meal or beverage.

Storage

Like the rest of the OptiBac range, this does not require refrigeration.

Store out of direct sunlight.

Safety

Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions eg. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or to patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Saccharomyces boulardii or 'For travelling abroad'.

Nutritional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare professionals can follow the links below to read FAQs relevant to 'For those on antibiotics'.

You can find more of our frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

 

Delivery Options

Currency 

As we are an UK-based company, the product prices on our website will always be shown in pounds sterling (GBP £). As currency exchange rates fluctuate on a daily basis, the conversion to local currency will be made by your bank on the day of purchase. Check out today's currency conversion rates using a search engine and an appropriate currency conversion tool, though do bear in mind that the rates displayed may be subject to change before your bank processes your transaction.

Same day dispatch

For most delivery options, if you place your order by 3pm on a working day (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays), we'll dispatch it on the same day. Any orders after this time will be dispatched on the next working day.

If you choose our International Express Courier option, the cut-off time is 11am.

United Kingdom

Delivery within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

Method Price
Standard Shipping
Please allow 4-7 days for delivery.

£1.75
First Class Postage
Please allow 1-3 days for delivery.

£2.50
Next Day Courier
Guaranteed next-working-day delivery to most of the UK if you order by 3pm Monday to Friday (requires signature).

£6.00

International

Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size of your order and where it's being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.

The main exception to this is delivery to EU countries using our International Express Courier service. This has a fixed delivery cost for each country, regardless of the size of your order.

Please note that not all services are available to all destinations. See our International Delivery Coverage table for the availability of each service for your country.

Method Price
International Standard
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. (Does not include tracking).
From
£9.54
International Signed
International postage with delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
From
£10.44
International Tracked & Signed
International delivery with full tracking and delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
From
£10.44
International Express Courier
Fast international courier service with full tracking and delivery confirmation (requires signature). Delivers to USA and most other countries in 2-7 days. See our International Delivery Coverage for the delivery time to your country.
From
£11.06

Remember: the price of international delivery depends on the size of the order and the country to which it's being sent. The final price of shipping will be shown in the checkout before you pay.

NB: Long distance shipping and short-term exposure to high temperatures will not compromise the viability of our products. Customers living in very hot countries should store the products out of direct sunlight and refrigerate if the option is available.

  • These probiotics are excellent. I've been on antibiotics for weeks and I'm diabetic. Since I've been taking Optibac, I feel a lot better. I'm very glad my wife bought these.

    Bagshot
  • This company has amazing customer service! After sending a quick email to enquire about whether taking these was necessary on top of the extra strength tablets when on antibiotics for a UTI, I received a very detailed and extremely helpful email about exactly what I should take and when. They also were able to give me advice on what to take to prevent UTIs in the future. What a great company!

    Berkshire
  • I can't tell you how excited I am that my package arrived with my goodies for taking with antibiotics and probiotics for after I'm hopefully done with the antibiotics.
    So after 4 weeks in hospital... Read more

    Muir of Ord
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