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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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Should I take probiotics 2-3 hours before antibiotics or should I take them after? What would be the best?

Should I take probiotics 2-3 hours before antibiotics or should I take them after? What would be the best?

Probiotics: Are best taken 30 minutes prior to a meal or with a meal that has some fat content. Peace and good health. I see muscle twitching in your history. You can speak w/your doc about getting your magnesium level checked. ...Read more

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Been getting sick a lot (2-4 monthly).Was given antibiotics several times. I'm doing my best to get healthier now. Would a probiotic be a good idea? Tips?

Been getting sick a lot (2-4 monthly).Was given antibiotics several times. I'm doing my best to get healthier now. Would a probiotic be a good idea? Tips?

Probiotics: Antibiotics kill off bad bacteria, but also the beneficial bacteria of the bowel. When taking antibiotics and for several months afterward it is a good idea to replace the good bowel bacteria with probiotics daily. You can buy these at your health food store, and ask for probiotics that can survive being killed off by your stomach acid, so they can survive to reach the colon. ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic to stop a yeast infection? If not, what's the best OTC treatment? Been on antibiotics for 2 weeks & I think that caused it.

Can I take a probiotic to stop a yeast infection? If not, what's the best OTC treatment? Been on antibiotics for 2 weeks & I think that caused it.

Probiotic won't work: If you have had vaginal yeast and have the same symptoms now, you probably can safely treat yourself. A probiotic probably won't work; you need an anti-yeast drug. Look for a product whose active ingredient ends in "azole" (Monistat®, Terazol®, Gyne-Lotrimin® and others). But if in doubt, get advice from the doc that prescribed the antibiotic. If you self treat, call doc if no better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Probiotics: There are several high potency probiotics available, such as klaire complete, and orthobiotic, two of my favorites. A good post antibiotic restorative probiotic should have at least 4 strains of acidophillus and bifido bacteris, and a friendly competitor for candida, like florastor. Ortho biotic has all of those in one supplement. The other thing to look for is billions of cfu (cocloies). ...Read more

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After a few round of antibiotics, my gut flora is shot. Antibiotics by mouth give me bad watery stools. What is the best probiotic to restore gutflora?

After a few round of antibiotics, my gut flora is shot. Antibiotics by mouth give me bad watery stools. What is the best probiotic to restore gutflora?

Any: First make sure diarrhea is not caused by super infection. You can take any probiotic that you can afford. They all work the same. Add yogurt drinks like Kefir that have probiotics in them. ...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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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?

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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What are some pros/cons of ultraflora probiotics after being on antibiotics?

What are some pros/cons of ultraflora probiotics after being on antibiotics?

All pros but...: We have trillions of friendly bacteria in our GI tract. Antibiotics kill many of these ; allow yeast ; unfriendly bacteria to overgrow. Ultraflora is a high-quality probiotic that will help to replenish some of the healthy flora killed by antibiotics. There are no cons except it may not be enough to fully restore your flora ; it's wise to not wait til after antibiotics but to take during ; after. ...Read more

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How much probiotic should I take when I'm taking 500 mg of antibiotic? Thanks

How much probiotic should I take when I'm taking 500 mg of antibiotic? Thanks

The probiotic dose: And duration of treatment isn't known for sure. However, if you use a probiotic, you should start it at the same time as you start the antibiotic. Probiotic species like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium & Sarcomycetes are perfectly safe to ingest as long as you have a healthy immune system. We just don't know if they're effective in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea. ...Read more

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How long do I take a probiotic for antibiotics, a few days beyond the antibiotics?

How long do I take a probiotic for antibiotics, a few days beyond the antibiotics?

That's good: I usually recommend taking probiotics for 5 days after the completion of an antibiotic course. There is no science behind this, just my anecdotal clinical experience. ...Read more

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Can probiotics be taken while antibiotics ate taken? Should the be spaced out if so?

Yes, wise to take!: It's wise to take probiotics while on antibiotics to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea ; yeast overgrowth;if you wait til after it might be too late! Take sacchromyces boulardii (florastor), a probiotic yeast that can be taken at the same time ; at least 20 billion acidophilus/bifidus, best after a meal but not at the same time as the antibiotic (though antibiotics don't always kill probiotics). ...Read more

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How to choose right probiotic to take? Recently took alot of antibiotics and was told I should take them

How to choose right probiotic to take? Recently took alot of antibiotics and was told I should take them

No single best: This is like asking what is the best drug for hypertension or the best wine. There is no single best brand and different brands work best for given individuals and conditions. Here are independent ratings of many brands- all rated A or A- are excellent: https://labdoor. Com/rankings/probiotics
A different ranking: http://tinyurl. Com/zxlsalj
I also like OrthoBiotic from Orthomolecular Products. ...Read more

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While taking a course of an antibiotics, how far (hours) should you space taking a probiotic so that it doesn't effect the antibiotic or visa versa?

While taking a course of an antibiotics, how far (hours) should you space taking a probiotic so that it doesn't effect the antibiotic or visa versa?

Hours: If you are taking antibiotics you should take your probiotic several hours later, but.... There is a probiotic that isn't killed by antibiotics because it is a nontoxic form of yeast. It is called sacromyces boulardii.
You can take that with antibiotics and it will prevent you from getting candida. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take a probiotic supplement while on antibiotics?

No: But it could be helpful. Probiotics have been shown to decrease the risk of antibiotic associated diarrhea and may help prevent c. Difficile colitis. ...Read more

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Should I take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time?

Should I take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time?

Yes and no: When u take the antibiotics, wait a couple of hours to take the probiotics, otherwise the antibiotics will kill the probiotics. The way I tell patients is "if you take the antibiotics at 8 in the morning and 8 in the evening, take the probiotics at noon and bedtime." I am available for consultation on HealthTap for various issues. H Robert Silverstein M.D. FACC. Recommended reading www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more

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Should I hold my oral probiotics while using vaginal antibiotics?

Should I hold my oral probiotics while using vaginal antibiotics?

Which ones U taking?: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Bacterial probiotics are often killed by systemic antibiotics; other formulations are more resistant. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics with (at the same time) yogurt or probiotic drinks?

Probiotics: Right now, researchers are studying whether probiotics can help fight or prevent infections in the stomach or intestines, including a serious infection called Clostridium difficile (also known as “C diff”). I routinely give my patients probiotics when antibiotics are given. There are no contraindication to take them at the same time. ...Read more

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Does it safe to drink yakult probiotic everyday while your taking antibiotic?

Does it safe to drink yakult probiotic everyday while your taking antibiotic?

Do it!: It is safe to do that and should not cause you any problems. In fact it might help you prevent problems from being on antibiotics. The data for this however is not complete yet but it does suggest that it is true. ...Read more

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Should probiotics be taken while taking a course of antibiotics or after finishing the antibiotics? Do they counter each other?

Should probiotics be taken while taking a course of antibiotics or after finishing the antibiotics? Do they counter each other?

During: The latest data suggests taking probiotics during antibiotic therapy significantly reduces the number of side effects. However, always get the advice of your health professional. ...Read more

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I lose weight cause by antibiotic. Now I want to put on probiotic. Could you please advise me, which probiotic help me to gain weight?

I lose weight cause by antibiotic. Now I want to put on probiotic. Could you please advise me, which probiotic help me to gain weight?

None-: Unless the antibiotic is causing diarrhea! Doc with you doc. The probiotics might help, but no definite response can be expected! ...Read more

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After I'm done w/ 10 days of antibiotics for SIBO, can I go back to eating a normal diet right away, or should I stay on SCD while taking probiotics?

After I'm done w/ 10 days of antibiotics for SIBO, can I go back to eating a normal diet right away, or should I stay on SCD while taking probiotics?

Stay on SCD: I would carefully introduce prebiotics that are appropriate for the SCD diet. Continue the SCD diet for a while symptoms improve. When ready gradually reintroduce foods that are organic one at a time to evaluate your response to them. ...Read more

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Should u take probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Should u take probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Yes: Probiotics have been shown to help decrease antibiotic associated diarrhea and abdominal pain. The probiotic that has been studied the most with this regard is saccharomyces boulardii. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take probiotics while taking antibiotics?

Is it bad to take probiotics while taking antibiotics?

Probiotics: No it is not bad, although most probiotics are bacteria which are sensitive to the antibiotic being used and will therefore be killed along with the intestinal flora. There are some probiotics, like Saccharomyces boulardi, which will survive antibiotic exposure. Caution must be used if the patient is immunosuppressed, because there have been reports of sepsis due to the bacteria in probiotics. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take probiotics while taking antibiotics?

Do you think I should take probiotics while taking antibiotics?

Perhaps, But. .....: Since anti=against + bio=life + tic=thing are poisons, killing or suppressing whatever organisms are susceptible/sensitive to them, helpful or harmful, then your idea makes good sense. Unfortunately, large comparative clinical trials to help define/refine relative success vs. Failure are lacking, thus your own personal clinical trial (s) and guesses are the dominant evidence. ...Read more

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When should you take the probiotics when taking the antibiotics ciciprofloxacin and metronidazole?

When should you take the probiotics when taking the antibiotics ciciprofloxacin and metronidazole?

Both during & after: I advise taking probiotics both during & after antibiotic therapy. It is wise to take sacchromyces boulardii (like florastor) during treatment to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea & yeast overgrowth & a high potency acidophilus/bifidus (at least 20 billion bacteria) both during treatment and for 2-4 weeks afterwards. ...Read more

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Can you take a probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Can you take a probiotics after taking antibiotics?

It is recommended: Taking probiotics before, during and after your course of antibiotics can actually help to maintain the balance in your GI system. Take care. ...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