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A 36-year-old female asked:

dentist strongly recommends taking probiotic supplement while on a 7-day course of clindamycin, but h didn't specify a brand or type. what are some good brands/formulas to be taken during antibiotic use?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
I'm sorry: We are proscribed from specific brand name recommendations. This site is for generalized health care interrogatories. Ask your Dentist, a Nutritionist, or your Pharmacist, for guidance.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Lack of evidence: Objective evidence for the usefulness of probiotics is lacking.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Actually there are many research studies in the peer-reviewed medical literature demonstrating beneficial effects of probiotics for a variety of conditions. See https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264721.php
Sep 29, 2019
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Many good choices: I advise 2 types during/after antibiotic treatment.Sacchromyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that reduces diarrhea risk.Florastor is commonly sold in pharmacies; health food stores have other brands. Also look for one with multiple strains of acidophilus and bifidus with at least 20 billion per capsule.Culturelle is just one strain but proven effective. Other good brands:Nature's Way,Renew Life.

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