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Doctor insights on: Can You Take 2 Probiotics A Day

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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 you take two different brands of probiotics everyday such as align and acidophilus?

Can you take two different brands of probiotics everyday such as align and acidophilus?

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

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I am taking Aciphex-20 two times. Can I take Schiff Digestive advantage probiotic also? Please answer.

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

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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.

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

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How long does it take probiotics to fully work? I have been on two courses of antibiotics and have been diagnosed with ibs?

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

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How can I cure my BV having suffered for two years. Will it help if I take folic acid and probiotic acidophilus tablets daily?

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

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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?

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?

YES: 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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Is it healthy to take probiotics every day?

Is it healthy to take probiotics every day?

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

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When is the best time of the day to take probiotics?

Probiotics: Best time is at bedtime so good bacteria have the most time to affect intestinal levels. ...Read more

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Wats the max dose of probiotics I can take in a day? Can I mix match?

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

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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

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

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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

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

See below: 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
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long can I take probiotic supplements every day?

How long can I take probiotic supplements every day?

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

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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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When is the best time time of day to take probiotics? Before, during, after meals? Does it even matter?

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

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Can I take my multivitamin and probiotic the same day?

Can I take my multivitamin and probiotic the same 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

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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

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

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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.

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.

Now.: You can take the probiotics now. Take them in-between your antibiotic doses. Continue the probiotics ofter you are finish with the course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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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)?

Yes: Ok to take probiotic. Can take it any time will not interact with Bactrim. Follow the OTC (over the counter) pharmacy label directions for best use. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If I am taking 2, 000 IU of vitamin d3, probiotics, and omeprezole, when do I take all of these in a day?

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