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how long after taking antibiotics should i take probiotics

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Still sketchy...: One should probably not routinely take probiotics with antibiotics unless one is at risk for developing infection with clostridium difficile. If you ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No one knows but...: No one can answer with certainty but an analysis of 63 research studies show an impressive 42% reduction in diarrhea secondary to antibiotics, a very ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
1-2 weeks after: Antibiotics finished.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Probiotic: Megafood Megaflora Plus is a good probiotic. Take 2 caps daily for a month if you have taken antibiotics recently.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Good to take!: 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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Probiotics have been shown to help decrease antibiotic associated diarrhea and abdominal pain. The probiotic that has been studied the most with this ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It will help with your good bacteria in your stomach! Hope this helps!
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probiotics: No it is not bad, although most probiotics are bacteria which are sensitive to the antibiotic being used and will therefore be killed along with the i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Perhaps, But ......: Since anti=against + bio=life + tic=thing are poisons, killing or suppressing whatever organisms are susceptible/sensitive to them, helpful or harmful ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Probiotics: can be used in either manner.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends how U use it: Erythromycin is best not on an empty stomach, and probiotics usually go well with right before you eat. So, you could space them apart. You may want t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Saccharomyces yeast:: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2008/188/5/probiotics-sorting-evidence-myths is a type of probiotic that is not sensitive to standard antibiotics, a ... Read More

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