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

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

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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I ve to repeatedly take antibiotics due bronchiectasis & can't take dairy, how can I replace the probiotic from natural sources?

I ve to repeatedly take antibiotics due bronchiectasis & can't take dairy, how can I replace the probiotic from natural sources?

Raw yogurt: Raw yogurt contains probiotics but you may have to eat a lot of it to provide the same quantity provided in a capsule. Make sure that you perform postural drainage as well. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with oral thrust do not take antibiotics, not HIV, and take probiotics regularly. How did I contract this?

Diagnosed with oral thrust do not take antibiotics, not HIV, and take probiotics regularly. How did I contract this?

Oral thrush: Oral thrush is caused by candida albicans which is a fungus.Some common factors are smoking, pregnancy and systemic illnesses. . Stop smoking (if you are), change your diet to drastically reduce carbohydrates,avoid white breads, potatoes, rice. Avoid high fructose foods.Eat lots of green/yellow/red vegetables. Try this approach before meds. Rinse mouth with a diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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I had antibiotic associated diarrhea bad after being on 2 differnt Antibiotics. Been on probiotics. How long before I can take antibiotics again?

I had antibiotic associated diarrhea bad after being on 2 differnt Antibiotics. Been on probiotics. How long before I can take antibiotics again?

Depends : The answer depends on many factors. Did you have an infection with C. difficile? How severe? Which antibiotic contributed to your infection? What is the severity of the new illness requiring antibiotics? Will it need to be treated with the same antibiotic that gave you troubles before? As you can see, the answer is complex, and will need to be addressed by your physician at the time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Antibiotic treatment for ulcer&UTI Now I have IBS symptoms. I think imbalance is to blame. How do I restore bacteria balance? Which probiotics to use?

Antibiotic treatment for ulcer&UTI
Now I have IBS symptoms. I think imbalance is to blame. How do I restore bacteria balance? Which probiotics to use?

Antibiotics: It is not unusual for antibiotics to cause changes in bowel habits, usually diarrhea. This is often due to the antibiotic itself, not necessarily to an imbalance in the gut flora. You can try yogurt or probiotics such as Align or Florastor, but I wouldn't necessarily expect them to work until you are finished completely with the antibiotics. Do not stop the antibiotics early. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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