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Can You Take Probiotics With Clindamycin
It's Controversial.: Multiple studies have been done to answer this question, and some have shown a decrease in C. difficile, while others have shown no benefit. Because the risk of side effects of probiotics is generally low (but not zero) I usually recommend to take them if you have had a previous episode of C. difficile or if you have other risk factors for it. Otherwise, there is likely not to be much benefit. ...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
Would plain low fat yogurt with live & active culture be sufficient as probiotics needed to help with clindamycin. When best time to eat the yogurt.?
Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?
Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms much more than the elderly or ill and therefore tend to go on with the infection a lot longer before seeking treatment. It may resolve spontaneously. But better if you go to your primary, ID or GI doctor. Avoid clindamycin in the future. ...Read more
What are the chances of developing C. Diff infection when taking Clindamycin 1800mg/day and Fusidic Acid 1500mg/day for 10 days and probiotics?
Always a Risk: Anytime you significantly alter the normal gut flora with antibiotics you run the risk of C. Diff overgrowth it's associated complications. ...Read more
Wife seems to have had bad reaction to clindamycin a year ago. C-diff negative, but now IBS symptoms. What's the best probiotic to help resolve?
Your choice: People with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) may benefit from the addition of a probiotic. Ibs is a general term which covers a variety of non specific GI complaints which have no absolute pathological cause. I suggest a well balanced diet which includes fruits, vegetables, and other fibre. I also suggest addition of yogurt to the diet. A probiotic is equal to about 10 yogurts a day. Any brand is ok. ...Read more
Took clindamycin and now have soft long snake like stool with burning and itch I'm taking a probiotic starting today as per pharmacist will this help?
Could taking probiotics help get rid of bacterial vaginitis?? Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is helping but I'm almost done with it and still have symptoms
See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...Read more
Can you prevent colitis from topical clyndamycin, by taking a probiotic? How long do you have to take it to be at risk? Is tretinoin alone good?
Clindamycin: Clindamycin is an effective antibiotic against anaerobic bacteria, such as Bacterioides and anaerobic cocci. It is good against Staph, too. It has a side effect of inducing Clostridial diffocele overgrowth in colon. Diarrhea can result. Can be harmful. Probiotics help against this. Brand is less important than number of bacteria in the probiotic ...Read more
Hi. How long should I use BP 4% wash and clindamycin n nicotinamide faceclin gel?? How long does it take to see visible results? ?? . thanks!
Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more
I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system.
Probiotics can be helpful for
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
• Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more
Yes: Hi, yes u can. There is no real interaction that we know of. Having said that a few normal pts who have tried probiotics describe diarrhea probably as a consequence of the change in the flora of the intestine. So monitor for the same and discuss with the physician who prescribed the linzess. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Go for multi strain, controlled release probiotics with millions to billions of cultures. ...Read more
Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more
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