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A 28-year-old female asked:

is it ok to take probiotics while taking antibiotics (metronidazole)? or should i space them out? having trouble getting my ph balanced.

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Dr. Bret Boyle
Wound care 28 years experience
It should not: make a difference when you take them.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sure: It really doesn't matter when you take them.

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