U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 19-year-old male asked:

What probiotic would you recommend when taking lymecycline?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, ; how long you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant.

Related questions

A 35-year-old female asked:
What is the daily recommended dosage for probiotic im 35 /f?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old male asked:
Which probiotics are recommended in pregnancy?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
Is it recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Mar 10, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.