Navigation Links
New VSL#3® JUNIOR probiotic for children now available
Date:8/7/2012

GAITHERSBURG, MD, August 7, 2012 Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is excited to introduce a new probiotic medical food for children with IBS. A study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (1) , found that VSL#3, a high-potency probiotic medical food, provided a beneficial role in the dietary management of children who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common problem for which there is no cure. This finding led Sigma-Tau, distributor of VSL#3, to develop and introduce new VSL#3 JUNIOR; a high-potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis (UC) in children. New VSL#3 JUNIOR is now available through participating pharmacies behind the counter.

"One of the most obscure consequences of IBS in children is the way these conditions affect their entire family," expresses Mary Ocnean, senior product manager at Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals. "VSL#3 has been clinically proven to provide significant improvement in family life disruption scores and in reducing the discomfort and bloating of IBS. It is the first probiotic medical food that has been studied in a pediatric, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial for children. It was a natural next step for us to extend the line of VSL#3 products with a pediatric version and we're happy to announce that it is now available to consumers in a once daily formulation," adds Ocnean.

Unlike other probiotics, VSL#3 JUNIOR is a medical food and requires refrigeration to preserve its 8 proprietary strains of 225 billion live bacteria, making it one of the few probiotics with this many strains and about 50 times more potent than the average probiotic (2) . VSL#3 JUNIOR is all-natural and comes in watermelon, a kid-pleasing flavor, making compliance less of an issue.

"There has been extensive clinical research in patients who added VSL#3 to their daily regimen, and the evidence shows that this probiotic plays a beneficial role in the dietary management of children suffering with IBS and UC (3) . IBS patients receiving VSL#3 also had significantly greater improvements versus both baseline and placebo in discomfort, bloating, gassiness and family assessment of life disruption (1). For young patients with UC, VSL#3 JUNIOR offers a tasty alternative to current VSL#3 products," says Ocnean. VSL#3 JUNIOR can be mixed into cold drinks, such as water and juice or foods like applesauce or ice cream, making it easy for children who find taking medication difficult. Adjustment of the intestinal flora can take a few days or weeks; it may take up to one month for the colonization of the gut to become optimally stable. All natural VSL#3 JUNIOR is gluten free, is Kosher and Halal certified, and a non-dairy product. Each box contains 30 watermelon flavored packets. As with all forms of VSL#3, they must be used under medical supervision.


'/>"/>
Contact: Nicole Egan
negan@rlapr.com
914-241-0086
Robin Leedy & Associates, Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Probiotic Products May Prevent Antibiotic-Linked Diarrhea
2. Food hypersensitivity and otolaryngologic conditions in young children
3. Mothers, children underestimate obesity in China
4. Preschool children who can pay attention more likely to finish college
5. Adalimumab is a promising therapy for children with Crohns disease
6. Medical complications in hospitalized children: The Canadian Paediatric Adverse Events Study
7. Women and Children First? Not So, Says Study
8. Neglect May Harm Brain Growth in Children
9. Wayne State develops better understanding of memory retrieval between children and adults
10. Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Linked to Host of Problems in Children
11. New lipid screening guidelines for children overly aggressive, UCSF researchers say
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Today, Illuma ... plan partners, announced during the 2017 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition ... for diabetic patients and integrating eye care into mainstream healthcare delivery is powered ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... The Citadel’s new Swain Department ... being led by Amelia Joseph, Ph.D. Joseph was engaged by the college as a ... department in early 2016. After a nation-wide search, she was selected to head the ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... ProBrand Glitch is a set of 30 glitch distortion logo reveals ... easily reveal any logo with a glitch reveal in just a few clicks of a ... and animation of each preset. Use these presets to add a uniquely animated logo to ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... Orbita, ... join forces with Healthwise ® at HIMSS 2017 to showcase ... in evidence-based health education, technology and services, will demonstrate a voice-powered knowedge assistant ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Focused start-ups, not traditional health ... according to the recent NEJM Catalyst Insights Report on the New Marketplace. ... Insights Council, a qualified group of U.S. executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... 20, 2017  Today from HIMSS17, Ambra Health ... suite, announced the launch of  Ambra for Developers ... Built around modern, RESTful web-services, this is the first ... With these new APIs, IT departments at health ... data into other applications such as population health or ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... and Trends - Product (RFID refrigerators and RFID freezers), Application (Diagnostic ... to their offering. ... The Global RFID Blood Refrigerator and Freezer Market is poised ... 2025. This industry report analyzes the global markets ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... PUNE, India , February 20, 2017 According ... Formulation (Type (Solution, Suspension, Dry powder), Device Type (Metered dose, Dry Powder, ... to 2021" published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is projected to reach USD ... CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: