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should i take my probiotic while taking xifaxin for SIBO

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Lactobacillus: There are no known significant interactions.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Yes: It can help by filling your intestine with healthy bacteria. The healthy bacteria can crowd out the bad bacteria and improve your digestive well bein ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Berrebi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Okay as twice a day.: A few questions: What makes taking the Xifacan three times a day difficult for you? How long have you been on the drug? Has a cult ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Shouldn't matter.: you should be able to take those two medications either way, together or separate. However, I would defer to whatever your doctor told you they wished ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
48 years experience Gastroenterology
It's Worth a Try: There is very little downside in taking xifaxan, (rifaximin) since it is basically a non-absorbable antibiotic. Duodenal lymphocytosis may be a non-s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
SIBO: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can occur as a complication of numerous conditions. Without having seen and examined and tested you there is no ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug allergy: Isn't generic, meaning if you're allergic to one drug then u r allergic to all others. Also drug allergy is often confused with adverse drug reactions ... 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many good ones, help: I feel good probiotics are an essential part of treating sibo, though one also needs antimicrobials- but herbs can be useful alternatives to antibioti ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Probiotics: you can take probiotics with your medication
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