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A 28-year-old female asked:

i've heard it's good to take a probiotic supplement after taking antibiotics. what should i look for in a supplement & how long should it be taken?

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Probiotic: Megafood Megaflora Plus is a good probiotic. Take 2 caps daily for a month if you have taken antibiotics recently.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Good to take!: Better to take capsules with high count bacteria (10 billion of more), and ones with more strains of good bacteria (B10- or more). More convenient and better than drinks. Save your money!

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Could supplements and vitamins be causing me to have green watery stools in my second trimester?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
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No: While anything is possible, it is unlikely. It could be a virus. I would suggest starting a probiotic (good bacteria). This should help balance the digestive system out, but also there is a study that showed that women who took a probiotic during the second half of pregnancy had children with less risk of allergy concerns.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the most powerful antibiotics for lung infections?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Parenteral: The most powerful antibiotics for lung infection are given intravenously/parenterally. There are many classes of antibioitcs but some of the stronger classes include aminoglycosides, carbapenems and advanced generation penicillins. When you are able to take medications orally or fever/white blood cell counts go down then IV medications are changed to oral.
A 21-year-old member asked:

My urinary tract infection seems to be gone. Do I still need to take the rest of my antibiotic medication?

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Certainly: Subsidence of symptoms, e.g., painful urination or fever, does not generally mean complete clearing of uti. Premature termination of drug treatment results in leaving half-dead (antibiotic resistant) bugs behind.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to treat coronary artery disease?

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Herbs and CM: There are no clinical studies in reputable journals that support the use of herbal supplements to treat coronary artery disease.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take birth control while taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, but: Most antibiotics and many other medications lower the effectiveness of birth control pills, so it is safest to also use condoms as well.

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