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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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Can I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic? the anti biotic is amoxicillin

Can I take a probiotic while taking an  antibiotic? the anti biotic is  amoxicillin

Not only can,should!: I advise all my patients to take probiotics while on antibiotics. I advise everyone take Sacchromyces Boulardii (sold as FloraStor) and one with multiple strains of acidophilus/bifidus. Look for ones with at least 20 billion bacteria. Advanced Naturals is a quality line and Culturelle is also a good product. This will reduce odds of diarrhea & vaginal yeast. Take at start of meal. Continue after. ...Read more

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3 month old with enlarged ureters, on chronic amoxicillin. 2nd round of thrush and now starting to have constipation. Is there a probiotic to use?

3 month old with enlarged ureters, on chronic amoxicillin.  2nd round of thrush and now starting to have constipation.  Is there a probiotic to use?

Lactobacillus.: Though some will recommend the use of any probiotic strain or those in yogurt, lactobacillus rhamnosus (especially lactobacillus gg) is one of the more extensively studied probiotics and may offset side effects associated with antibiotics.The fact that your child is on antibiotics suggests that the level of kidney involvement is significant, therefore continue to take the antibiotics as suggested! ...Read more

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Hi! I am on amoxicillin,which always gives me a yeast infection.Would it waste a probiotic to take with antibiotic?Would yogurt be a better option?

Hi! I am on amoxicillin,which always gives me a yeast infection.Would it waste a probiotic to take with antibiotic?Would yogurt be a better option?

Probably: Probiotics are beneficial micro-organisms which help prevent infection by harmful bacteria, yeast and fungi. Antibiotics can decrease their effectiveness, so begin after you complete antibiotics and continue daily to help prevent the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?

Yes....: Given the distribution of what is considered "normal flora" in a nale vs female body, lactobacillus is found mInly in the vagina and its secretions. You may want to try other probiotics orgood products such as Saccharomyces boulardii and Greek-stule yoghurt, respectively. ...Read more

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I have stuffed up ear and infection on amoxicillin. How can I unplug ear? Just wait or q-tips? Also bad runny diarrhea on immodium probiotics other ideas as i got to work this week still got 5 days.

I have stuffed up ear and infection on amoxicillin. How can I unplug ear? Just wait or q-tips? Also bad runny diarrhea on immodium probiotics other ideas as i got to work this week still got 5 days.

Vicious cycle: Take Amoxicillin with food to minimize diarrhea, avoid diary, wheat and sugar, take probiotics. Make thyme tea 1 t thyme leaves in 1 cup of hot water and drink through day. No cold drinks. Avoid processed foods. Homemade chicken soup with rice, quinoa, or potatoes and carrots, onions and garlic can be helpful. If diarrhea not controlled check for c.Dif. Possibly on wrong antibiotic. No q tips. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when taking antibiotics for strep throat ( amoxicillin ) should I take a multi-strain probiotic?

You Can but?: You can take multi strain probiotics but possibility that supplemental probiotics really benefit in replacing be good bacteria in the gut.Is unknown it is assumed that antibiotics will kill the harmful and beneficial bacteria, and reduction in beneficial bacteria can lead to digestive problems like diarrhea, yeast infections and urinary tract infection you can if you believe this hypothesis. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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