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is it recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time?

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Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Different things: Antibiotics kill or inhibit bacterial growth. Some probiotics are actually bacterial colonies such as in yogurt that promote valuable bodily functions. Different bacteria are either sensitive to or resistant to antibiotics. Probiotics are often prescribed to correct antibiotic-induced diarrhea.
Answered on Sep 29, 2012

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