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can i take probiotics with xifaxan

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Scheier
43 years experience Family Medicine
No: These drugs are used for liver failure. Liver failure, can cause smelling stools, especially with high ammonia levels.
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Stools: The color, odor, consistency, etc. Of stool can be changed by anything taken orally. This is usually dietary materials, but drugs also possible. Not p ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Lactobacillus: There are no known significant interactions.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system. Probiotics can be helpf ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probiotics: While mostly harmless, you should follow the directions of the manufacturer of the brand you are taking to decide on the maximum you should take in a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Probiotics have little to no value in a healthy gut, but if you are on antibiotics, suffering from irritable bowel syndrome or diarrhea, then the prob ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Probiotics: Pepto delays absorption of probiotics, not serious
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: should be just fine and the two may work together to help with your bloating. Consult me here on HealthTap if you want to discuss you diet and health ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Neither ibgard nor probiotic are likely to do you any good. No controlled studies have shown benefit from probiotics. Regarding ibgurad you may consu ... Read More

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