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how long should I take probiotics after antibiotics

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
1-2 weeks after: Antibiotics finished.
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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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 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. Dr. Ohira brand is a good one. Look for m ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Probiotics alone may not be the only answer. You may have a gluten problem and may have to change your diet to gluten free. Everyone reacts different ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
40 years experience Integrative Medicine
Generally, yes: I usually recommend starting the probiotic supplement with the course of antibiotics. If you are not having diarrhea after the course of antibiotics, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends : The answer depends on many factors. Did you have an infection with C. difficile? How severe? Which antibiotic contributed to your infection? What is t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
16 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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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,you can take 2: optibacs for long term antibiotics
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal disch: A "cheesy discharge" after a course of antibiotics may be a "yeast" (fungal) infection, which your gyn provider can treat. Probiotics and vitamin C w ... Read More
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