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What is Optibac for Babies & Children

Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children will help to boost your little one’s immune and digestive systems. Optibac probiotics gained many awards together with the Impolite Health Awards, Your Healthy Living Awards or Mama & Child Awards.

Can I buy Optibac Probiotics online?

This can be purchased off the counter and online without prescription. You are very welcome to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how best to use this product.  Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children does not require a prescription, so it is easy to purchase online. Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children can be purchased online in 15 g boxes containing 10 x 1.5 g sachets and will be sent directly by next day delivery from Click Pharmacy.

What is the difference between Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children and Vitamin C tablets?

While Vitamin C tablets work as a supplement to improve your child's immune system, Optibac Probiotics will do this in a powerful way, with billions of good bacteria. Optibac Probiotics will also enhance your child's digestive system in a way that Vitamin C supplements will not.

How effective is Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children?
 

Probiotics are live microorganisms often known as friendly bacteria. They are mostly found in the human gut helping to prevent and treat some illnesses as well as boosting your immune system. More than 70% of human’s immune system can be found in the gut. Therefore, keeping your gut bacteria healthy is the most effective way to improve the function of your immune system.

Each 1.5 g sachet of Optibac Probiotics provides 3 billion live cultures and 0.75 g of FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) fibres.

Probiotics can decrease the chance of your children to become ill but they also help to improve chronic conditions such as allergies, eczema or indigestion problems.

Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children won the National Parenting Product of 2019.

What dose should I choose?

The medicine is intended for the use in infants from birth to 3 years, children aged 4 to 12 years as well as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. 

For infants from birth to 3 years, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers administer one sachet per day. For children aged 4 to 12 years administer one-to-two sachets per day as desired. 

How should I give Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children?

Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children will work to enhance your child's digestive and immune systems with the help of 3 billion live cultures of good bacteria. Keep in mind that It's important to compliment probiotics with a healthy diet and lifestyle; food supplements should not be used as a substitute for these.

For best results, take a sachet with breakfast, mixed into cool, non-acidic foods or drinks like milk, water, yoghurt or cereal.

Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children can be used on an ongoing basis. Overuse my lessen the future effectiveness of probiotics, so it's highly recommended to stick to the recommended dosage.

While there are currently no known interactions between  Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children and other medicines, please consult your doctor or a pharmacist if you or your child are taking or has recently taken any other medication.

How long should my child take Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children before they notice a difference?

Due to the nature of Optibac Probiotics, it's difficult to notice an immediate difference. If taken regularly alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle, the Probiotics will strengthen your child's immune and digestive systems over time, preventing future illnesses.

What are the side effects of Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children?

Probiotics can cause a temporary increase in gas and bloating, which subside after you or your child have become accustomed to them. Please ensure not to go over the recommended dosage. If you have accidentally taken too much of the medicine, or you suspect your child has taken extra doses of  Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children, please contact your doctor immediately. Bare in mind that overuse will also limit the effectiveness of the probiotics.

Please speak with your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

When shouldn't I give Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children to my child?

Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children are not recommended to people with serious medical conditions or reactions to any of the ingredients: Fructooligosaccharides, Stabiliser, Potato starch, Live Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis, Rossell-33, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71).

How do Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children work?

Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children work to encourage a healthy digestive and immune system for your child. These billions of live microorganisms, known by some as good bacteria, work as a powerful food supplement as part of a healthy lifestyle. More than 70% of human’s immune system can be found in the gut. Therefore, keeping your gut bacteria healthy is the most effective way to improve the function of your immune system.

Optibac Probiotics for Babies and Children are suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, infants from birth to 3 years and children aged between 4 and 12 years.

What is OptiBac For Babies & Children used for?

OptiBac For Babies & Children is used to help boost children's digestive and immune systems.

Do I need a prescription to purchase OptiBac For Babies & Children?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase OptiBac For Babies & Children. However if you are unsure whether this product is right for your child, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

Is OptiBac For Babies & Children suitable for all age groups?

OptiBac For Babies & Children is suitable for babies from birth up until 12 years old.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding mothers use OptiBac For Babies & Children?

OptiBac For Babies & Children is suitable for use by pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What dose of OptiBac For Babies & Children should I give to my child?

The recommended dose of OptiBac For Babies & Children varies depending on age. The recommended doses are as follows:

  • From birth up until three years old: one sachet per day
  • From the age of three years old to twelve years old: two sachets per day

How should I give my child OptiBac For Babies & Children?

It is advised to mix the sachets with breakfast products such as yoghurt, cereal, milk, juice or water.

How long after using OptiBac For Babies & Children does it take to notice an improvement?

Due to the nature of the immune and digestive system, it may be difficult to notice immediate improvements. However, in the long term you should begin to notice significant improvements.

Can all children use OptiBac For Babies & Children?

Although OptiBac For Babies & Children is usually safe to use, you should not use it if your child has any serious medical conditions or allergies.

How should I store OptiBac For Babies & Children?

You should store OptiBac For Babies & Children in a cool dry place, out of reach from children and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.

Does using OptiBac For Babies & Children stop my child from getting sick?

There is a possibility that OptiBac For Babies & Children attack germs that may cause sickness such as cold and flu. However it is important to understand that this is not the primary function of the product.

How should pregnant and breastfeeding women take OptiBac For Babies & Children?

It is advised that pregnant and breastfeeding women take two sachets every morning with their breakfast. The sachet can be combined with cereals, yoghurts, juice and water.

How long can I use OptiBac For Babies & Children for?

OptiBac for Babies & Children is suitable for long term use. Long term use can result in a healthy child with a strong immune and digestive system.

Your child may experience a number of different side effects from using OptiBac For Babies & Children. It is important to note that not all children experience the same side effects. Common side effects include the following:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Increase in thirstiness
  • Diarrhoea

If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using OptiBac For Babies & Children and seek medical advice, from a GP or pharmacist, as soon as possible.

Always read the patient information before starting treatment. The patient information can be found here and is also available on the back of the physical product’s box.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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