01About Infloran

Infloran® is an evidence based probiotic previously only found in Australian Neonatal Intensive care units and now available in your pharmacy

Learn more

02Healthcare professionals

Hospital and general pharmacy can order Infloran from pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Read more

03Where to Find Infloran®

Infloran® is a new product to Australian pharmacy.
You can order Infloran directly online or ask your pharmacy to order it in for you.

Dispensary locator
How to use Infloran with infants and babies

How Infloran® came to be in Australia

We know the microbiome is integral to a healthy immune system and digestive health.
We also know Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus are the predominant bacterial species in the gut of healthy breastfed babies.

When the hospital units decided to supplement with a probiotic to the most venerable population – preterm babies to help prevent a condition, Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) they embarked on finding a product that was safe, free of contaminants and displayed proven efficacy in…

Promoting colonisation of the gut with beneficial organisms and helping prevent colonisation of pathogens
Health and function of the gastrointestinal immune system
Promote and enhance healthy digestion

Infloran® can be of benefit to infants delivered by caesarean section, during and after antibiotic use and infants that are not exclusively breastfed.

Infloran, now used in most Australian hospitals

Infloran®   Carefully selected for your child’s first 1000 days

The first 1000 days are crucial for shaping our microbiome.
Influenced by many factors including prematurity, mode of delivery, environment, antibiotic use and diet this diverse microbial community plays a pivotal role in our health for our entire lives.

The gut microbiota of a healthy infant is populated predominately with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species. They help balance and restore intestinal bacterial flora, preventing colonization by pathogens, improving the maturity and function of gut mucosal barrier and modulating the immune system.
If this microbial community becomes disturbed, often referred to as dysbiosis it can present with many symptoms.

Infloran® – a probiotic previously only found in Australia’s Neonatal Units was carefully selected for its high level manufacture; taxonomy of strains and ability to alter health outcomes and is now available in pharmacy.

Infloran® is used for:

  • helping to restore beneficial intestinal flora and diversity
  • supports beneficial intestinal bowel flora during and after antibiotic use
  • supports gastrointestinal immune function
  • promotes and enhances healthy digestive system function
  • helps reduce and relieve diarrhoea

The principles for probiotic administration are well established. Selecting the appropriate probiotic was a step wise approach taken by the hospital units and based on a number of factors.
Infloran® – was carefully selected for

  • high level manufacture
  • certificate of sterility from manufacturer
  • taxonomy of strains and colony count
  • QA testing with every batch of Infloran
  • rule out contaminants
  • antibiotic sensitivity

As a patient or parent, you can be assured of a high quality probiotic and demonstrated ability to alter health outcomes.

The active substance of Infloran®:

1 billion CFU lyophilized Bifidobacterium bifidum BB07 and 1 billion CFU lyophilized Lactobacillus acidophilus LA37
Refer to the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for complete list of ingredients

How to take:

Adults and children: 1 capsule 3 times a day. Swallow with small amount of liquid (cold or lukewarm), three times a day, before meals.
Infants: 1 capsule 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Open the capsule and pour contents into a small amount of liquid (cold or lukewarm). It is recommended to take the preparation soon after. It may be added to breast milk or formula.

Infloran® presentation: capsule – blister sealed. Importantly this ensures optimal sterility and precise dosage.

Always read the label and use only as directed.
If Symptoms persist or recur, talk to your healthcare practitioner.
Seek medical advice if diarrhoea persists for more than: 6 hours in infants under 6 months, 12 hours in children under 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3-6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years.