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antibiotics and probiotics at the same time

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes and no: when u take the antibiotics, wait a couple of hours to take the probiotics, otherwise the antibiotics will kill the probiotics. The way I tell patien ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. DeWayde Perry
25 years experience Integrative Medicine
No: Yogurt is not an antibiotic.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Probiotics are given to patients who are receiving antibiotics because they have been shown to decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhe ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Different things: Antibiotics kill or inhibit bacterial growth. Some probiotics are actually bacterial colonies such as in yogurt that promote valuable bodily functions ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Common side effect for antibiotics. Taking them with food will help minimize this effect. Taking probiotics and eating yogurt helps replace normal f ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They can be taken together.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: In most cases they can be taken together.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can and there is no contraindication to it.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please ask your: Doc and the pharmacist as many have no interaction, but some could, it depends what type of each you are on.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It depends on the probiotic, since they are live bacteria, you could be killing them with cipro, (ciprofloxacin) however some of them might be resista ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin are both antibiotics. They kill different bacteria with only a slight overlap so it is possible your doctor might have p ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Should not be!: One kills rapidly growing bacteria (amox), the other slows growth (cipro). In either case, risk of resistance increases, as does risk for antibiotic ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Y es they can be taken together for an uti.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
They are both: Antibiotics what does your pcp say who ordered them?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: These two antibiotics are often prescribed in combination for the treatment of infections that are thought to be caused by more than one type of infec ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That is a common treatment regimen fo some stomach infections.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
If needed: there are no drug - drug interaction between these meds.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Sinus: I do not see why not as the drugs act differently in your system. If you are taking the antibiotic for a sinus infection and the sinus tabs to be more ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
AB's/Painkillers: As prescribed, yes.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. I assume you have been prescribed both.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Doxy: Hello, for complicated infections, doctors often times use more than one antibiotic. Make sure your doctor knows you are taking 2 antibiotics. If one ... Read More

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