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Will taking a probiotic together with amoxillcillin antibiotic ease the diarrhea & stomach cramps ?

Will taking a probiotic together with amoxillcillin antibiotic ease the diarrhea & stomach cramps ?

Yes: Evidence shows that probiotics ease symptoms of antibiotic associated diarrhea. Caution though: are the symptoms really antibiotic associated, and what is the quality of the probiotic? Because probiotics are considered a food rather than a drug and are therefore not regulated by the FDA, you have to check that what's on the label is really in the bottle. Hope that helps ...Read more

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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 you take probiotics with antibiotics?

Can you take probiotics with antibiotics?

Absolutely: 19 year old lady with a question about taking probiotics during a course of oral antibiotics. You can take probiotics during your antibiotic therapy. The probiotic will not stop the antibiotic from being absorbed and doing its job. In addition, probiotics are beneficial in reestablishing the balance that may or may not be disturbed by the antibiotics. I recommend taking the probiotic 1 hr after. ...Read more

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Are probiotics safe to take with my antibiotics?

Are probiotics safe to take with my antibiotics?

Yes: But they may not help too much. It is sometimes helpful to take probiotics after antibiotics, to assist your digestive tract in returning to good function. ...Read more

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Can I take probiotics after finishing my antibiotics?

Yes: It is helpful in restoring the healthy normal bacteria that are part of the intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics and probiotics cancel each other out?

No: … And in some instances they can be complementary. If you are prescribed an antibiotic , be sure to take the entire course of them. Do not stop halfway through. If you develop diarrhea from the anabiotics, occasionally probiotics may help. ...Read more

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Can i take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time during the day?

Can i take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time during the day?

Yes: Probiotics are given to patients who are receiving antibiotics because they have been shown to decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhea and possible decrease the incidence of c. Difficile colitis. You can take them both at the same time but it would be better if you took the probiotics 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time?

Different things: Antibiotics kill or inhibit bacterial growth. Some probiotics are actually bacterial colonies such as in yogurt that promote valuable bodily functions. Different bacteria are either sensitive to or resistant to antibiotics. Probiotics are often prescribed to correct antibiotic-induced diarrhea. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more