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Can You Take 2 Probiotics A Day
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
Should be OK: One recommendation for dosing probiotics is to take them three to four times daily, with the total daily dose between 1 billion to 10 billion cfu (medscape). It seems many studies were done with lactobacillus, but other strains have also shown to be helpful either alone or in combination with each other. ...Read more
I am taking Aciphex-20 two times. Can I take Schiff Digestive advantage probiotic also? Please answer.
Yes but two AcipHex (rabeprazole) 20 mg a day is a lot: I think a better question would be why do you need this much abdominal medication. A large dose of the medication could impair your magnesium and give you more problems than you started with. Perhaps some lifestyle changes would be good. I suggest avoiding alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine as well as any specific food that upsets your stomach. If you are overweight consider substantial weight loss. ...Read more
Is it okay to take 10 billion CFU's of probiotics daily long term? I've had digestive issues for two years and these get rid of my issues.
Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. LOOK FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF STRAINS RATHER THAN HIGHER NUMBER OF FEWER STRAINS. Peace and good health. ...Read more
How long does it take probiotics to fully work? I have been on two courses of antibiotics and have been diagnosed with ibs?
Varies: Probiotics alone may not be the only answer. You may have a gluten problem and may have to change your diet to gluten free. Everyone reacts differently to these changes and it may take one person longer than another to see results. I would see a dr. Well versed in nutrition. Stress is also a source of ibs triggers. ...Read more
Can I take two probiotics for a recurrent urine infection and long term antibiotics. Can I take two Optibacs ie for women and for those on antibiotics?
Yes, you can take 2: Optibacs for long term antibioticsGet a more detailed answer ›
How can I cure my BV having suffered for two years. Will it help if I take folic acid and probiotic acidophilus tablets daily?
Treatable: It will not hurt to take a probiotis. I highly recommend it. See your Gyn about Boric Acid treatment. Works everytime. ...Read more
My stomach is very bad, but has improved greatly with Probiotics in a short time. Will Ibuprofen damage it again, if I take two tablets before sleep?
Common side effects of ibuprofen: nausea, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding, raised liver enzymes, diarrhea, constipation, epistaxis (nose bleed), headache, dizziness, priapism, rash, salt and fluid retention, and hypertension (high blood pressure).
CONSIDER ANOTHER MED FOR ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECTS (Natural agent - Tumeric) FOR SLEEP (Natural agent - Melatonin)
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How's by times a day can I take a probiotic pill. Brand is culturelle. 15billion. Says 1x a day. But can I do 2 a day. Morning & night?
Yes you can take twice a day
they are expensive so if you do not notice a benefit you should keep the number down. ...Read more
Probiotics: Hi Isaac, my understanding is that taking probiotics daily can be beneficial. Such as the yogurt variety. However, there are many supplements and dietary products out there so be careful. In addition, you may have certain medical/dietary concerns unaccounted for. My recommendation is to discuss your probiotics with your PCP and/or a registered dietitian/nutritionist to confirm. ...Read more
No known max but...:
There is no known maximum or toxic dose of probiotics. One well-researched product, vsl#3, has been given in doses of 1.8 trillion bacteria/day for a year without adverse reactions. See
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/719654_11
it is definitely ok to mix ; match- different strains have diff. Benefits ; some may help you more than others. However, more is not always better so be cautious. ...Read more
The label on my probiotics says take 2 capsles a day. Should I take both at once or one in the morning and one in the evening? Thanks
Maybe ok either way: Once on a maintenance schedule of this supplement, daily probiotics just keeps the flora intact ; well populated in your gut. While it may make a little more sense to go the bid (one twice a day) route, it is also the less convenient ; increases the chance you'll miss a dose. You choose--no entirely wrong answer here. ...Read more
Can I take 2 different probiotics? Or take one kind when needed/ the other kind when need or every other day vary between the 2? I took Philips Colon
Strong objective evidence for the effectiveness of probiotics is lacking. These are not likely to do harm and you may take these if it makes to feel better. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/acidophilus/evidence/HRB-20058615
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At what time during the day is it best to take probiotics? Should I only take it once a day, or before every meal?
Depends: It really depends on the product. Most often it's beat to be taken before each meal. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. It's quite safe to take it every day. You don't have to take it in supplement forms. Many foods which are fermented contain natural probiotics. ...Read more
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
When is the best time time of day to take probiotics? Before, during, after meals? Does it even matter?
Best with meals: Very good question. There is much confusion around this topic & many probiotics incorrectly advise on the label to take on an empty stomach, but the limited research that exists suggests that taking probiotics with a meal is best. Stomach acid kills many probiotics and eating reduces the acid, increasing survival. See http://nutritionfacts. Org/2014/01/02/how-should-i-take-probiotics/ ...Read more
Should I take probiotics whilst on flagyl? If so when in the day should I take the probiotic if I take flagyl 3 times a day?
Of course: No problem. I recommend everyone take a daily multivitamin. Probiotics are unrelated and have a different range of health benefits. There is no reason not to take them on the same day. You will get the greatest benefit by taking probiotics with meals and not at the same time as Penicillin. ...Read more
Good day. I suffer from severe bloatedness and constipation. I have changed my diet and take probiotics for a month now. Any advice? Thank you
Bloat & constipation: Sounds like you are on the right track. Please do see your doctor. You MAY have a food sensitivity and until you find out what the offending food is the symptoms can continue. Your doc can do a food sensitivity panel. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Taking amoxascilan 3x a day for pharyngitis. When is it ok to take probiotics during this course? I have a strong powder probiotic to take w water.
Can I take a probiotic while on Bactrim (3 day treatment)? If so, how should I time the doses of the probitoics (how long before or after Bactrim)?
58yo Fem takes 500mg of Phenoxymethylpenicillin twice a day long term. Can this do more harm than good? Should she be taking probiotic/prebiotic too?
Antibiotic use: Yes, anytime you take an antibiotic long term it changes the gut flora and contributes to antibiotic resistance. It is always s good idea to replenish the gut flora any time you take an antibiotic shirt or long term. The best are the ones needing refrigeration ...Read more
Can I take 10pills of probiotics at once, each 300mg containing 5billion CFU with 6dif types of bacteria, 2x a day, instead of 1pill w 50billion CFU?
Why?: Probiotics are unnecessary for healthy adults. Unless directed by a physician, probiotics should not be taken routinely. ...Read more
If I am taking 2, 000 IU of vitamin d3, probiotics, and omeprezole, when do I take all of these in a day?
All at once: The "probiotic" is of uncertain value. An interesting idea which is still in its crude infancy. It has not been proved to work. We have a long way to go before we really discover how to improve the bacterial populations of our colons. The D3 is double the usual best dose. Get 1000u next time. Do not persist long-term with PPI omeprazole unless there is a clear medical indication. ...Read more
I am prescribed an antibiotic to take 2 a day, and I was going to start taking a daily probiotic b/c I have a weak immune system. Is this okay?
2 year old with multiple small, grainy stools a day. Strains to get them out. Takes probiotics daily. Mothball smell to stool for 3 weeks now. Why?
Explanation: Probiotics should be taking with meal for 3-4 weeks. More fluids and variety of food, what is not easy with 2 years old. It's may happen after some illness and antibiotics treatment, or even without. This is good sign that stool still on the daily basis. Best wishes. ...Read more
Got diagnosed with c diff. Got prescription for flagyl today 500mg 3 times a day for 10b days. Already took two pills so far. When should I see improvement from the abdominal pain and the diarrhea? Also got some probiotic n started that today.
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