What is enterogermina?

Enterogermina® is a probiotic medicine that contains Bacillus clausii spores in suspension as active principle , used to restore any imbalance in the functioning of the gastrointestinal system . (1)

Note: This medication is of Italian origin and is currently manufactured by the company named Sanofi-Aventi . (two)

What is enterogermina used for?

  • Enterogermina® carries Bacillus clausii spores, which have a regenerative effect on the natural bacterial flora (good bacteria) of the intestine and thus help in the prophylaxis or treatment of some disorders in the functioning of our digestive system , caused by the alteration of bacteria and microorganisms, achieving proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, in addition to stimulating the body’s natural defenses.
  • It is used to treat: 
    • Restoring the balance of disturbed intestinal flora.
    • Intestinal infections, poisoning, diet disorders, chemotherapy and use of antibiotics. 
    • Diarrhea . (3)

Dosage and routes of administration of enterogermina

The presentation of enterogermina® is in 5 ml vials with 2 billion CFU, 5 ml vials with 4 billion CFU and in capsules. The route of administration is oral in both cases and the dose can be as follows:

  • Ampoules: Infants and children under 12 years of age, one vial of two billion UFC every 12 hours or one vial of 4 billion UFC every 24 hours. Children over 12 years of age and adults, one vial of 2 billion UFC every 8 hours or one vial of 4 billion UFC every 24 hours.
  • Capsules: Infants and children under 12 years of age, one to two capsules a day, diluting the contents of the capsule in a liquid or food. Children over 12 years of age and adults, one capsule every 8 hours.

enterogermina side effects

Treatment with enterogermina® may cause some of the following adverse effects in certain patients :

  • Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the medication.
  • Skin rashes, angioedema and urticaria.

Important: If any of these symptoms or any other not included in the list appear during treatment with enterogermina®, stop using it and notify your doctor.

Contraindications and warnings of enterogermina

The use of this product is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the formula’s components.

To highlight: Provide information to your doctor about your health history, before starting treatment with enterogermina®.

Avoid if you have:

  • History of allergic reactions in treatment with enterogermina®.


  • This medication is for oral use only.
  • It is recommended that enterogermina® be administered by prescription or medical prescription.
  • Although this drug has no restrictions during pregnancy or lactation , medical supervision is advisable.
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store this drug in a cool, dry place.

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