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can you take probiotics when on ciproflox and metronidazole?

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Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes you can: It will help counter the kill of good bacteria in out gut esp e coli.
Answered on Sep 27, 2017
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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I would recommend: probiotics routinely for anyone on any antibiotic especially broad/strong ones like Cipro/Flagyl. Probiotics have been shown to be helpful in maintaining bowel balance/health.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes.What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, & how long you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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