Vowst Capsule Fecal Microbiota Therapies

Vowst Capsule Fecal Microbiota Therapies
Vowst capsule is a medication that falls under the category of Fecal Microbiota Therapies. It is used to restore and maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria, promoting better digestion and overall gut health.
Active Ingredient: Fecal microbiota
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Side Effects

Bloating, tiredness, constipation, chills, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that this product has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this product do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US –

In the US – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Uses

This product is used to help prevent a certain infection in the intestines (C. difficile-CDI) from coming back after completing antibiotics for a return of the infection. This product is made from human stool from screened donors. It is thought to work by giving you healthy bacteria.This product is not used for treatment of CDI.

How to use Vowst Capsule Fecal Microbiota Therapies

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this product by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily before the first meal of the day for 3 days. Do not eat or drink, except for a small amount of water, for at least 8 hours before taking the first dose. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or break the capsules.

The day before you start treatment with this product and at least 8 hours before your first dose, your doctor will direct you to take a laxative (such as magnesium citrate or polyethylene glycol). Carefully follow your doctor's directions for all of your medications.

This product contains live bacteria, so antibiotics may prevent it from working well. Do not take any antibiotics while taking this product, unless directed by your doctor.

Continue to take this product until the full prescribed amount is finished. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

Precautions

Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this product should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Do not share this product with others.

Lab and/or medical tests (such as stool tests) may be done while you are taking this product. Keep all medical and lab appointments. Consult your doctor for more details.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Store in the original container in the refrigerator or at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

    Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. It does not replace professional medical consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not self-medicate based on the information presented on this site. Always consult with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional before making any decisions about your health.

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