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can you take probiotics with antibiotics?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Absolutely: 19 year old lady with a question about taking probiotics during a course of oral antibiotics. You can take probiotics during your antibiotic therapy. The probiotic will not stop the antibiotic from being absorbed and doing its job. In addition, probiotics are beneficial in reestablishing the balance that may or may not be disturbed by the antibiotics. I recommend taking the probiotic 1 hr after.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

Are there side affects of antibiotics if you take a probiotic with it?

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Side effects are: still possible but use of probiotics can reduce risk of thrush. Take care.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How much probiotic should I take when I'm taking 500 mg of antibiotic? Thanks

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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The probiotic dose: and duration of treatment isn't known for sure. However, if you use a probiotic, you should start it at the same time as you start the antibiotic. Probiotic species like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium & Sarcomycetes are perfectly safe to ingest as long as you have a healthy immune system. We just don't know if they're effective in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

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