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can you take probiotic with antibiotic

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Absolutely: 19 year old lady with a question about taking probiotics during a course of oral antibiotics. You can take probiotics during your antibiotic therapy. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yogurt: 1 yogurt a day will help you recolonized the intestine.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No best one!: Better to take capsules with high count bacteria (10 billion of more), and ones with more strains of good bacteria (B10- or more). More convenient and ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects are: still possible but use of probiotics can reduce risk of thrush. Take care.
A 44-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 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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The probiotic dose: and duration of treatment isn't known for sure. However, if you use a probiotic, you should start it at the same time as you start the antibiotic. P ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
That's good: I usually recommend taking probiotics for 5 days after the completion of an antibiotic course. There is no science behind this, just my anecdotal cli ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No single best: This is like asking what is the best drug for hypertension or the best wine. There is no single best brand and different brands work best for given in ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probiotics: are best taken 30 minutes prior to a meal or with a meal that has some fat content. Peace and good health. I see muscle twitching in your history. ... Read More
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A 24-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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