A 21-year-old member asked:
Can take probitoics while take my antibiotics?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes!: In fact, i encourage everyone particularly elderly pt who will take an antibiotic to take probiotics since they have a protective role in the gut flora. Lactobacillus an bifidobacter strains are best. Good question!
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Wound care 43 years experience
Antibiotics: There are no real contraindications to taking probiotics with antibiotics. However, the utility of doing so is debatable, since the antibiotics may affect the effectiveness of the bacterial re-population of the GI tract.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
When should i take antibiotic? which antibiotic should i take?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Difficult to answer: That is a difficult question to answer in a definitive manner. Obviously you should take an antibiotic if you have a bacterial infection of sorts and the medication should depend on the type of infection and suspected organism. Obviously you would need to see your physician first
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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