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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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.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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