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Can I take probiotics after finishing my antibiotics?

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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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 tablets for thrush right after I am on antibiotics?

Can I take tablets for thrush right after I am on antibiotics?

Yes: The antibiotics may have been the reason for the thrush. And, it is safe to take the anti fungal medication. ...Read more

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I just finished the 5 days course of taking ciproflaxin antibiotic. How long should i wait after last pill to breastfeed?

I just finished the 5 days course of taking ciproflaxin antibiotic. How long should i wait after last pill to breastfeed?

OK to breastfeed now: According to the Academy of Pediatrics, ciprofloxacin is listed as a medication that is usually compatible with breast feeding. The half life of the drug is 4-6 hours, so by 6 hours, less than half the med is remaining in your system, and by 24 hours, virtually none. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/108/3/776.full.pdf ...Read more

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How soon can I start taking avelox after taking zithromax?

How soon can I start taking avelox after taking zithromax?

Right away: But it would be helpful to know why you are taking these medications, particularly in sequence. Does not seem to make a lot of sense. ...Read more

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How long after finishing cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I take fluconazole?

7 days: The pathway to remove things (like cipro)from the body may be impaired by some drugs. I think a week should be enough. ...Read more

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I have finished taking my antibiotics and I now have diarrhea, can I take immodium a-d?

I have finished taking my antibiotics and I now have diarrhea, can I take immodium a-d?

No: Diarrhea after antibiotics is common. It should go away by itself in 2 days. If it lasts beyond 3 days with severe abdominal pain or at any point you have a new fever, bloody watery stool, or are unable to stay hydrated, it’s best to report to your doctor / urgent care right away. Imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea from antibiotics can be toxic; better to take a probiotic (some yogurts contain them). ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics should I start taking a yeast infection medicine?

How long after taking antibiotics should I start taking a yeast infection medicine?

Prevent it: If you are not having yeast infection symptoms do not take a medicine for it. It you know you get them after antibiotics prevent them. Take probiotics while you take antibiotics (separate by several hours or antibiotic kills probiotics) and for a month afterwards. Eat more alkaline foods like cucumbers, avocado, and celery as it helps prevent infections on general. ...Read more

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How long after I get the antibiotic shot can I take oral antibiotics?

How long after I get the antibiotic shot can I take oral antibiotics?

Need more info pleas: To understand better what you mean. For what condition are you thinking about? It's important not to take too many antibiotics, or you'll build a resistance, and they won't work or kill the bacteria any more. Then you'll need stronger ones that may have more side effects. The antibiotic shot usually replace having to take oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics when should I start a yeast infection medicine?

How long after taking antibiotics when should I start a yeast infection medicine?

It depends: Usually, you should not start a medication for yeast unless you develop symptoms (vaginal itching or irritation, thick white discharge). Occasionally, patients who have frequent yeast infections are instructed by their physicians to automatically use yeast medication as a preventive measure. ...Read more

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I took doxycycline then developed gastritis and.gerd. I am taking omeprazole now. Will this cure fully. Should I take probiotic to bring back bacteria?

I took doxycycline then developed gastritis and.gerd. I am taking omeprazole now. Will this cure fully. Should I take probiotic to bring back bacteria?

Yes: yes probiotics may help. Antibiotics can really affect gut microbiome significantly not only to cause GI problems but also abnormal microbiome may have significant impact on body as a whole causing various neuroimmune problems. ...Read more

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I already take antibiotic course of 5 days and my throat infection is gone. Should i stop taking antibiotics?

I already take antibiotic course of 5 days and my throat infection is gone. Should i stop taking antibiotics?

No : Finish them off, even if you feel better. Antibiotics are prescribed in such a way that you must take all the pills in the prescription. If you do not, then you risk having the infection return and the antibiotics not working the second time around as the bacteria that were still around when you stopped have become resistant to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before working out again after finishing a course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics?

How long should I wait before working out again after finishing a course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics?

As long as U feel-: -good, there is no reason not 2 workout. Antibiotics R not something that should limit Ur workout schedule. The only time is when U R sick. After 24-36 hours U R not going 2 spread anything. Some antibiotics in the tetracycline family can cause skin reactions from the sun, & there R some others. If indoors no need 2 B concerned. ...Read more

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After I am done or finished taking Amoxcillin will my yeast infection go away if I have one?

After I am done or finished taking Amoxcillin will my yeast infection go away if I have one?

Yeast Overgrowth: They good bacterial needs to be replenished, to overcome the yeast. If you have no symptoms take lactobacillus which you can get in a health food store or eat some yogurt with live cultures. Good Luck. ...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