Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is the active ingredient of Reuteri
tablets (Nappi Code: 868507-008, 024), Reuteri drinking straws (Nappi code
883906-004, 000) and Reuteri drops (Nappi Code: 703631-001).
Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is a probiotic. Probiotics contain
micro-organisms, usually bacteria, which have health benefits, and can be used
to inhibit the presence of other, harmful micro-organisms.
In South Africa Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is registered for the
treatment of prevention and treatment of side effects induced by antibiotic
therapy. These include diarrhoea, yeast infections and acute diarrhoea of
How does Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis work?
This probiotic has been shown to maintain and restore the natural flora in
the large and small intestine
Drug schedule: unscheduled
Available as: This probiotic is
available as chewable tablets, drops, drinking straws, chewing gum and
What does it do? Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is a
probiotic and has been shown to maintain and restore the natural flora in the
large and small intestine.
Overdose risk: low
Is this product available as a generic? no
Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis available on prescription only? no
Pregnancy: presumed safe
Porphyria: presumed safe
Infants and children: this
medication is safe for use in children at the recommended dose.
elderly: no special precautions need to be taken.
hazardous work: no special precautions need to be taken.
no special precautions need to be taken.
Possible side effects
The dosage is product-specific.
(This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is for
informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment