Linex: instructions for use, dosage,indications for children, adults

Update: October 2018

Linex – combination drug, consisting of
which has 3 components – representatives of the natural
intestinal microflora from several intestinal sections. Effective in
as a therapeutic and prophylactic against
intestinal dysbiosis of various etiologies in adults and children,
including associated with antibiotics.

Allows you to eliminate the unpleasant manifestations of dysbiosis, such
like abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation, flatulence, nausea and vomiting,
regurgitation in young children. It is a safe source.
beneficial probiotic microorganisms essential for
normal digestion.

Фармакологическая группа: Препараты, регулирующие баланс
intestinal microflora.

Composition, physico-chemical properties, price

Linex is available in three forms designed to receive
inside: capsules, Linex FORTE capsules and powder in sachets.


Linex for children (powder)


Main substance 280 mg of libenin in 1 capsule. 1 g of libenin contains:

  • 300 mg of Lactobacillus acidophilus (species L.gasseri);
  • 300 mg Enterococcus faecium;
  • 300 mg Bifidobacterium infantis.
100 mg of lyophilized powder of bifidobacteria:
Bifidobacterium animalis not less than 1 * 108 CFU / g in 1 sachet
60.0 mg Probio-tecAB blend 64, which contains:

  • 1 * 109 CFU Lactobacillus acidophilus;
  • 1 * 109 CFU Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis.
  • 50 mg of lactose;
  • 50 mg of potato starch;
  • 8.4 mg of magnesium stearate.
1400 mg of maltodextrin. Inulin, fructose, sucrose, anhydrous glucose, cellulose,
  potato starch, magnesium stearate.
Shell composition
  • 0.19 methylhydroxybenzoate mg;
  • 0.08 mg of propyl hydroxybenzoate;
  • 0.98 mg titanium dioxide;
  • up to 63 mg of gelatin.


methylcellulose, titanium dioxide, iron oxide

Physicochemical properties Opaque capsules from 2 parts of white color. Content –
white homogeneous powder, odorless.
White powder, odorless Opaque capsules from 2 parts of white and yellow color.
Content – бежевый порошок с желтыми вкраплениями, не имеющий
Packaging 8 or 16 capsules in soft aluminum blisters; 16 or 32
capsules in dark glass bottles. Blisters and vials placed
in branded cardboard packs.
In sachets with an internal moisture barrier. 10 each
packages in a company cardboard pack.
On 7, 14, 28 capsules in aluminum soft blisters or in
dark glass bottles. Blisters and vials placed в фирменные
cardboard packs.

  • № 16: 270-350 rubles;
  • № 32: 440-500 rub.

  • №10: 380-450 rubles;
  • №20: 570-630 rubles.

  • №14: 450-480 rubles.

pharmachologic effect

The drug has a normalizing effect on the microflora.
intestine. Each capsule contains live lactic acid.
лиофилизированные (высушенные мягким способом) бактерии –
representatives of the normal flora of human intestines, normal
contained in the digestive tract, starting with the newborn


Bacteria in the composition of the drug lead to a shift in the pH of the intestinal
contents to the acid side due to lactose fermentation reactions.
The acidic environment is unfavorable for the growth of conditionally pathogenic and
pathogenic microorganisms and is the optimal environment for work
digestive enzymes. Thus, Linex contributes
нормализации баланса обитателей intestine.

Beneficial bacteria are involved in the synthesis of vitamins K, B, C
and indirectly increase the body’s resistance to foreign
agents. Take part in the processes of conversion of bile acids and
pigments form substances possessing antibacterial

Lacto-and bifidobacteria are extremely important for the body.
small children: useful microflora improves the recycling process
protein food and helps the exchange of bile acids, stimulates
intestinal and general immunity. In case of imbalance between
intestinal microorganisms after taking antibiotics, diseases,
diarrhea drug helps to quickly restore intestinal biocenosis and
eliminates the unpleasant symptoms that accompany dysbacteriosis.

Фармакокинетика – данные о фармакокинетике в инструкции по
Linex application is missing.

Indications for use

Linex for children is recommended as a biologically active
food supplements as a source of probiotic microorganisms for
improve the digestive processes, prevent functional
Gastrointestinal disorders and dysbiosis.

Capsules Линекс показаны для лечения и профилактики дисбактериоза
and elimination of concomitant symptoms:

  • diarrhea;
  • constipation;
  • nausea and vomiting;
  • dyspepsia;
  • belching;
  • stomach ache;
  • allergic rashes, itching.


Linex is contraindicated in the presence of individual reactions.
hypersensitivity to any component of the drug and
intolerance to dairy products. As for small children,
including newborns, pregnant and lactating women – reception
The drug is considered safe, but must be prescribed by a doctor.



The drug is intended to internal reception after meals, with
small amount of water. Adults and children over 3 years old take
whole capsules. Young children and patients who are not
can swallow the capsule, can take the contents of the capsule in
mixes with a non-hot drink (water, mixture).

  • Newborns and children up to 2 liters: 1 caps. three times a day;
  • Children 2-12 years: 1-2 caps. three times a day;
  • Children over 12 l and adults: 2 caps. three times a day.
  • The duration of admission is determined individually.

Linex Forte

  • Is ingested during meals.
  • Newborns – children 2 liters: 1 caps. once a day;
  • Children 2-12 liters: 1 caps. once or twice a day;
  • Children from 12 liters, adults: 1 caps. 1-3 r per day, depending
    severity of the condition.
  • The duration of admission is determined individually.

Powder (Linex Children)

The powder is taken orally during meals. Package Contents
mixed with baby food (milk, juice), except
hot drinks. Linex for newborns on breast
feeding, can be mixed with mother’s milk.

  • Newborns – children up to 7 years old: 1 sachet once per
  • Children 7-12 years old: 2 bags once a day.
  • Duration of admission is up to 30 days, repeated courses.
    appointed if necessary after the break.

special instructions

  • With simultaneous antibiotic therapy Linex take no earlier
    than 3 hours after taking the antibiotic;
  • You can not drink or mix the drug with hot
  • Do not take the drug with
  • If a person’s condition is accompanied by diarrhea,
    replenish lost fluid and electrolytes with special
    oral rehydration solutions;
  • Does not affect the ability to drive a car.

Side effects

No adverse reactions reported. Allergic
manifestations with individual intolerance to the drug.
Передозировка – данных нет.

Drug interactions

Linex is combined with all medications, including
antibiotics. Meanwhile, it is recommended to withstand a three-hour
a break between taking antibiotics and probiotics.


Bifiform Baby, Atsipol, Atsilakt, Bifilis (for more details on
all probiotics analogs Linex).

Bifiform Bifilis Bifidumbacterin Atsipol Acylact

Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог

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