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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