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I normally take acidophilus when on antibiotics.Just been prescribed metranidazole for a gum infection. Can i take them together? (2hr period between)

I normally take acidophilus when on antibiotics.Just been prescribed metranidazole for a gum infection. Can i take them together? (2hr period between)

Yes: Yes i would encoriage you to take the probiotic while on the Metronidazole and for a few days afterwards. Even doing that be cautionous that the Metronidazole can casuse sdome stomach upset, but tyr to finish the prescribed course. ...Read more

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Does taking antibiotics nullify my acidophilus supplements? (in other words should I stop talking acidophilus until my antibiotic region is complete)

Does taking antibiotics nullify my acidophilus supplements? (in other words should I stop talking acidophilus until my antibiotic region is complete)

Probiotics can be: Taken w/antibiotics. They will help reduce the side effects of the latter. Look for mixed probiotics rather than higher numbers of individual strains. Variety helps interaction and benefit from them. Peace and good health. The type needing refrigeration are best but room temp ones are ok for convenience. Dr. Ohioans brand is good. ...Read more

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Taking 2 types of intravenous antibiotics. Took vidaza 20 days ago. Can i take solgar advanced 40+ acidophilus? How many capsules per day?

Taking 2 types of intravenous antibiotics. Took vidaza 20 days ago. Can i take solgar advanced 40+ acidophilus? How many capsules per day?

MDS and Bacteria: Solgar Advanced 40+ Acidophilus contains these bacteria: L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus GG, L. paracasei, B lactis and S. thermophilus. In general, it is recommended that neutropenic and infected patients avoid introducing more bacteria into their system. There is no credible evidence that these bacteria improve clinical outcomes and could introduce harm. ...Read more

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What would cause low lactobacillus acidophilus levels in urine? Havnt been on antibiotics since july. Could yeast tablets like Azo cause levl to drop?

What would cause low lactobacillus acidophilus levels in urine? Havnt been on antibiotics since july. Could yeast tablets like Azo cause levl to drop?

Stool contamination: Normally there are no lactobacilli in the urine. If there are low levels in a stool sample that could be due to antibiotics. If you are eating 6 servings of organic fresh vegetables and 1 apple a day and eating a little yogurt each day you should have good bacteria in your GI tract. Cystectomy is very unusual at age 13. Dilitation and curettage could introduce stool bacteria into urine. ...Read more

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I have to take antibiotics for wisdom tooth infection when is best to take acidophilus?

I have to take antibiotics for wisdom tooth infection when is best to take acidophilus?

2 hours before: It is best to take acidophilus 2 hours before an antibiotic. If taken together the antibiotic may kill the bacteria in the acidophilus. ...Read more

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My son is 6 yrs old and is on his 4th round of antibiotics for strep butt is it okay to give a child acidophilus dietary supplement with a streptococcus thermophilus bacteria in it ? I want to try and replenish all of the good bacteria that has been and

My son is 6 yrs old and is on his 4th round of antibiotics for strep butt is it okay to give a child acidophilus dietary supplement with a streptococcus thermophilus bacteria in it ?   I want to try and replenish all of the good bacteria that has been and

Yes but...: The probiotic medication is ok but is he ill each time? Are his throat cultures always positive for group a streptococci. Some children carry strep in their throat in low amounts and if they have a viral illness, strep may be blamed on the illness. ...Read more

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Does acidophilus help with bloating?

Does acidophilus help with bloating?

Yes: Better and more natural way would be to take full fat plain yogurt ( you can add fruits or chopped cucumber and garlic) a few times a week for food and other fermented foods. Make sure that the fermented foods that you buy are not pasteurized after the fermentation. It is hard to get such foods. therefore I do suggest to my patients to prepare their own yogurt, pickles,…… Best, Siranush Cholakian ...Read more

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Are acidophilus and probiotics same thing?

Are acidophilus and probiotics same thing?

Not really: Probiotics include many species, some of which may be acidophilus. ...Read more

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Can acidophilus help stop my son's diarrhea?

Can acidophilus help stop my son's diarrhea?

Maybe,maybe not: Acidophilus as as a benign product will not hurt a kid with diarrhea, and the beneficial organisms in the product can help the gut build up a normal level of helpful bacteria. It can be a helpful product in helping a kid get over diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is it bad for guys to take an acidophilus vitamin?

Is it bad for guys to take an acidophilus vitamin?

Often no: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacterium found inside the bowel of humans and is considered beneficial flora. It represents 1 species of many in the microbiome (all the living matter in our bowel not us), which makes up ~3# of an adult's body weight. A healthy microbiome makes vitamins for us and balances immunity. Person with milk allergy may have problems with probiotics containing milk. ...Read more

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Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Not typically: Acidophilus chews are known to cause harmless effects like hiccups, excess gas and belching. Diarrhea, while uncommon, should be minimal. If you experience any of the following side effects : Rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea or vomiting notify your doctor or go to the ER right away. ...Read more

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Can you take acidophilus if your allergic to penicillin?

Can you take acidophilus if your allergic to penicillin?

Yes: Acidophilus and penicillin have a low chance of interaction. Acidophilus itself should not contain any cross-reactive allergens similar to penicillin. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take both probiotics and acidophilus?

Same thing: Acidophilus is a probiotic, so you really don't need to take both. ...Read more

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Can you take two different brands of probiotics everyday such as align and acidophilus?

Can you take two different brands of probiotics everyday such as align and acidophilus?

Should be OK: One recommendation for dosing probiotics is to take them three to four times daily, with the total daily dose between 1 billion to 10 billion cfu (medscape). It seems many studies were done with lactobacillus, but other strains have also shown to be helpful either alone or in combination with each other. ...Read more

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I've read where it's safe to insert acidophilus capsules vaginally and did this last night -my question is does the capsule just dissolve?

I've read where it's safe to insert acidophilus capsules vaginally and did this last night -my question is does the capsule just dissolve?

Yes: This is quite safe and often effective and yes, the capsule will dissolve, just as it does in your stomach (though it might take longer to dissolve than when in your stomach). ...Read more