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Can I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic? The anti biotic is amoxicillin

Can I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic? The anti biotic is amoxicillin

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

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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Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis? Scared to take Azythromicin, too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis? Scared to take Azythromicin, too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Urethritis treatment: Azithromycin causes almost no side effects other than stomach upset after a large dose -- and that usually clears up in 1-2 hours. Amoxicillin is a poor choice: it will not cure urethritis except when caused by gonorrhea, and often not then. If you're dead set against azithro, talk with your doctor about doxycycline (but that actually has more side effects). The probiotic will make no difference. ...Read more

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Hi! I am on amoxicillin, which always gives me a yeast infection. Would it waste a probiotic to take with antibiotic? Would yogurt be a better option?

Hi! I am on amoxicillin, which always gives me a yeast infection. Would it waste a probiotic to take with antibiotic? Would yogurt be a better option?

Probably: Probiotics are beneficial micro-organisms which help prevent infection by harmful bacteria, yeast and fungi. Antibiotics can decrease their effectiveness, so begin after you complete antibiotics and continue daily to help prevent the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?

Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?

Yes....: Given the distribution of what is considered "normal flora" in a nale vs female body, lactobacillus is found mInly in the vagina and its secretions. You may want to try other probiotics orgood products such as Saccharomyces boulardii and Greek-stule yoghurt, respectively. ...Read more

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Just had big dental surgery and finished 7 days of amoxicillin. May it be wise to take probiotics to increase good bacteria for an unsettled stomach?

Just had big dental surgery and finished 7 days of amoxicillin. May it be wise to take probiotics to increase good bacteria for an unsettled stomach?

Yes to Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when taking antibiotics for strep throat (amoxicillin) should I take a multi-strain probiotic?

You Can but?: You can take multi strain probiotics but possibility that supplemental probiotics really benefit in replacing be good bacteria in the gut. Is unknown it is assumed that antibiotics will kill the harmful and beneficial bacteria, and reduction in beneficial bacteria can lead to digestive problems like diarrhea, yeast infections and urinary tract infection you can if you believe this hypothesis. ...Read more

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3 month old with enlarged ureters, on chronic amoxicillin. 2nd round of thrush and now starting to have constipation. Is there a probiotic to use?

3 month old with enlarged ureters, on chronic amoxicillin. 2nd round of thrush and now starting to have constipation. Is there a probiotic to use?

Lactobacillus.: Though some will recommend the use of any probiotic strain or those in yogurt, lactobacillus rhamnosus (especially lactobacillus gg) is one of the more extensively studied probiotics and may offset side effects associated with antibiotics. The fact that your child is on antibiotics suggests that the level of kidney involvement is significant, therefore continue to take the antibiotics as suggested! ...Read more

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I have stuffed up ear and infection on amoxicillin. How can I unplug ear? Just wait or q-tips? Also bad runny diarrhea on immodium probiotics other ideas as I got to work this week still got 5 days.

I have stuffed up ear and infection on amoxicillin. How can I unplug ear? Just wait or q-tips? Also bad runny diarrhea on immodium probiotics other ideas as I got to work this week still got 5 days.

Vicious cycle: Take Amoxicillin with food to minimize diarrhea, avoid diary, wheat and sugar, take probiotics. Make thyme tea 1 t thyme leaves in 1 cup of hot water and drink through day. No cold drinks. Avoid processed foods. Homemade chicken soup with rice, quinoa, or potatoes and carrots, onions and garlic can be helpful. If diarrhea not controlled check for c.Dif. Possibly on wrong antibiotic. No q tips. ...Read more

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Occasional abdominal pain after a 14 days of 2g of amoxicillin a day. Constant pain during. Not as bad anymore how long can it last. Taking probiot?

Occasional abdominal pain after a 14 days of 2g of amoxicillin a day. Constant pain during. Not as bad anymore how long can it last. Taking probiot?

Until you heal: Your GI distress will last until your gut heals from the injury caused by the medicine. Probiotics are a great idea. We offer packets of 225 billion to take every 1-3 days for a few doses to get through this more quickly. You might also minimize any intake of sugar, soda, etc. As they might slow healing and restoration of your gut. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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Does good bacteria restore naturally after taking antibiotics? If yes, roughly how long? I've been off Amoxcillin about a week. Is a probiotic needed?

Does good bacteria restore naturally after taking antibiotics? If yes, roughly how long? I've been off Amoxcillin about a week. Is a probiotic needed?

Probiotic: Means for nature. It replaces the good bacteria in your GI tract and is good for you and your digestion. Peace and good health. Your intestinal flora may or may not return to balance. A probiotic is an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Does calcium interfere with amoxycillin and clarithromycin antibiotics. I am also taking xantac along with both meds for h pylori but I also want to prevent yeast infection. I ate activia probiotic yogurt, however it does have calcium. Since I did this at

Does calcium interfere with amoxycillin and clarithromycin antibiotics. I am also taking xantac along with both meds for h pylori but I also want to prevent yeast infection. I ate activia probiotic yogurt, however it does have calcium. Since I did this at

There: There should be no problem taking either of these while also eating yogurt. They should work well and be absorbed well. Some antibiotics are not well absorbed if you take lots of calcium pills at the very same time you take the antibiotics. Keep in mind that although yogurt has calcium in it it is not calcium pills. Take care. Try not to miss any more pills. And if you are worried eat your yogurt at other times than when you take the pills. It should still be helpful! ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Not efficacious: Needs complete absorption to the blood for systemic effects. The bioavailability will be less and not recommended. ...Read more

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What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more

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If someone were to take 6 500mg of amoxicillin at once, what would happen?

Large dose: That's quite a large dose of amoxicillin - although not really harmful. You might have some GI symptoms - nausea or cramps. The good thing, however, is the medication is not very toxic AND it has a very short half-life which means it would wash out of your system quite quickly. It is important to know more about the CIRCUMSTANCES of this incident -so I hope you would talk to a doctor right away. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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