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Antibiotics And Probiotics Together
Can these two antibiotics be taken together doxycycline and augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Yes, but: Did your physician prescribe both? Sometimes we are on a medication routinely (ie- Doxycycline for acne) and a different antibiotic becomes necessary for another reason. In some cases, the routine antibiotic is suspended until the other one is completed. In short, please clarify with your prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Helps to some extent: Try taking other probiotics, such as Florastor. Eat yogurt. ...Read more
Probiotics are fine: You can pay money for "probiotics" or just eat them in your food like in yogurt, sour cream or yogurt drinks. The only time I don't recommend probiotics is if the body is very weak, and "too much" of a good thing can be bad. There are cases where very sick and weaken patients developed infections from the probiotics themselves. This doesn't seem to apply in ur case, - some patients get indigestion ...Read more
Yes, but...: You can, but you should have a good reason, and they should be prescribed by a health care provider. ...Read more
Why?: You can, but why? It's an unusual combination of antibiotics, with a lot of overlap in bacterial coverage. ...Read more
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(if): There is no specific contraindication, and in fact is a commonly seen combination. But please always inform your prescribing dr of (even the intention of taking) every medication or herbals and vitamins, prescribed or not (eg over the counter meds). Consult with your dr. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: For simple antibiotic related diarrhea it would be ok to take Imodium (loperamide) for a brief period only. If diarrhea is very severe while on those antibiotics, a superinfection with clostridium difficile would be suspected and this is not treated with Imodium (loperamide) but with flagyl or vancomycin as it is a serious complication and is diagnosed with a stool culture.Check Anyone on antibiotics with severe diarrhea ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, & how long you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl are not listed among medications that interact negatively with adipex. However, Adipex does interact with many medications that are available over the counter for common cold symptoms - and can have a negative interaction when taken with commonly ingested drinks that contain caffeine and/or alcohol. Take care in using this medication. ...Read more
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
Absolutely!: There is no problem with taking both at the same time, but i'd recommend taking them with food in the stomach to minimize digestive side effects. ...Read more
Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxycycline be taken together? Or cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrofurantoin together for a uti?
Here are some ...: Although there has been no specific study to oppose their combined use, there is no practical reason and need for taking these 2 sets of both together. So, take one only based on clinical judgment with or without urine culture for specific selection with a timely follow-up. Best wishes ... ...Read more
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