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can you take probiotics with clindamycin

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
It's Controversial.: Multiple studies have been done to answer this question, and some have shown a decrease in C. difficile, while others have shown no benefit. Because ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and whenever. : Probiotics are a good idea whenever you're taking antibiotics, and worth continuing for a week or so afterwards. Yogurt is good, but a probiotic table ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Mayaud
34 years experience Hospital-based practice
Always a Risk: Anytime you significantly alter the normal gut flora with antibiotics you run the risk of C. Diff overgrowth it's associated complications.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Your choice: People with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) may benefit from the addition of a probiotic. Ibs is a general term which covers a variety of non specific ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: I wonder if you may have an yeast infection in your guts. Probiotic may help but works best when taken at the same time when clindamycin was initiated ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Relatively low: While Clindamycin has been described as being involved in C Diff colitis, all antibiotics may induce a degree of diarrhea that is much more common tha ... Read More

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