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Can You Take Probiotic With Antibiotic
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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I also like OrthoBiotic from Orthomolecular Products. ...Read more
Should I take probiotics 2-3 hours before antibiotics or should I take them after ? What would be the best?
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
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
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
1-2 weeks after: Antibiotics finished.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Probiotics: can be used in either manner.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not only can,should!:
I advise all my patients to take probiotics while on antibiotics. I advise everyone take Sacchromyces Boulardii (sold as FloraStor) and one with multiple strains of acidophilus/bifidus. Look for ones with at least 20 billion bacteria. Advanced Naturals is a quality line and Culturelle is also a good product.
This will reduce odds of diarrhea & vaginal yeast. Take at start of meal. Continue after. ...Read more
Hello should i take probiotics whilst taking antibiotics, and how should i space the time between between taking them.
Depends how U use it: Erythromycin is best not on an empty stomach, and probiotics usually go well with right before you eat. So, you could space them apart. You may want to take double or triple the probiotic dose while you're on the antibiotics as it will wipe out your natural gut flora. And you should take it daily anyways on an ongoing basis, but at lower amounts just for gut health. ...Read more
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
If I take a probiotic supplement during a course of antibiotics, how far apart should I space the doses of each so they don't counteract each other?
While not routinely: recommended, taking probiotics with antibiotics is probably not harmful. It is more difficult to say that, in some way, it is greatly beneficial. For those who choose to do it, separating doses of probiotics and antibiotics by at least 2 hours is generally recommended -- to reduce chances of interaction, specifically the antibiotic killing off the probiotic organisms. Good wishes:) ...Read more
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
Yes.: This is often the way they are used. ...Read more
Natural probiotics: I believe 'natural' probiotics are better than pills. My personal favorite is yogurt - which these days comes in many brands and formulations like yogurt drinks. If you're not a yogurt fan, there is sour cream, (raw) sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha. With cipro, (ciprofloxacin) the major side-effects are nausea, diarrhea, weakness of tendons, and dizziness. If you take yogurt, separate the dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) from it. ...Read more
How long after antibiotics will it take to replenish my gut with probiotics? And is 100 billion day a good amount?
Probiotics: are best taken 30 minutes prior to a meal or with a meal that has some fat content. Peace and good health. Dr. Ohira brand is a good one. Look for multiple strains in the product rather than the amount of each strain. Peace and good health. Two to four weeks will likely do the job. Your diminished symptoms will let you know. ...Read more
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
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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