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do antibiotics kill probiotics

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: C.diff is an opportunist bacteria that you ingest. In some that have taken antibiotics that have killed off the balance of bacteria that live passivel ... Read More

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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
During: The latest data suggests taking probiotics during antibiotic therapy significantly reduces the number of side effects. However, always get the advice ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Weirs
18 years experience Integrative Medicine
Stay on SCD: I would carefully introduce prebiotics that are appropriate for the SCD diet. Continue the SCD diet for a while symptoms improve. When ready graduall ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects are: still possible but use of probiotics can reduce risk of thrush. Take care.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
That's ok to do: No interaction.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: There is lack of objective evidence that probiotics provide tangible benefit. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, wh ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Hours: If you are taking antibiotics you should take your probiotic several hours later, but.... There is a probiotic that isn't killed by antibiotics becaus ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It will help with your good bacteria in your stomach! Hope this helps!
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: But it could be helpful. Probiotics have been shown to decrease the risk of antibiotic associated diarrhea and may help prevent c. Difficile colitis.
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