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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)
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
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
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
Is it better to start with a OTC yeast infection cream for a yeast infection caused from antibiotics or can a probiotic like acidophilus be effective?
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
Is it safe to insert acidophilus lactobacillus capsules into my vagina for BV cure and fishy oder im on antibiotic Flagyl but it don't work no more.?
NO: No studies to suggest it even works, that i know off. I am sure our gyn docs will also give their opinion on this one. ...Read more
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
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
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
Not at all: Go ahead and do so.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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