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A 36-year-old female asked:

rx'd clindamycin (150mg every 6 hrs) by dentist. was told to take probiotic supplement while on antibiotics to replenish good bacteria in gut. how far apart should i take antibiotic pills & probiotics so they don't counteract each other?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probiotic: Hour before or after antibiotic ould be fine.

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