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If I take probiotics with clindamycin will that reduce the risk of side effects? (Ex: c diff)

If I take probiotics with clindamycin will that reduce the risk of side effects? (Ex: c diff)

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

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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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.?

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.?

Yes and whenever.: Probiotics are a good idea whenever you're taking antibiotics, and worth continuing for a week or so afterwards. Yogurt is good, but a probiotic tablet of e coli or acidophilus may help a little more. It really doesn't matter what time of day you take the supplement. ...Read more

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Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Possibly: I wonder if you may have an yeast infection in your guts. Probiotic may help but works best when taken at the same time when clindamycin was initiated. Talk to your doctor if problem persists ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Minimal risk: Topical Clindamycin is not very well absorbed, so risk of colitis is minuscule. Topical treinoin will treat all kinds of acne, but if you have a lot of redness and or pustules, a topi9cal antibiotic in combination will work better. ...Read more

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Clindamycin can be taken with rephresh pro-b a probiotoc?

Clindamycin can be taken with rephresh pro-b a probiotoc?

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

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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!

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!

4-6 weeks: Although you may start seeing results sooner you need to be patient for 4-6 weeks. You need to be good and follow your doctor's instructions and realize this is not curative but will keep the acne under control. ...Read more

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Who should take probiotics?

Who should take probiotics?

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

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When should someone take probiotics?

When should someone take probiotics?

Probiotics Use: 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

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Is it possible to take too much probiotics?

Probiotics: While mostly harmless, you should follow the directions of the manufacturer of the brand you are taking to decide on the maximum you should take in a day. ...Read more

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And does it matter which probiotic I should take?

Yes: Probiotics have little to no value in a healthy gut, but if you are on antibiotics, suffering from irritable bowel syndrome or diarrhea, then the probiotics should have at leat one billion colonies each of several different bacteria such as lactobacillus. ...Read more

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Can u take clindamycin for uti?

Can u take clindamycin for uti?

UTI: Choice of antibiotic will depend upon the organism being treated, but Clindamycin would be an unusual selection for routine uti, particularly if treating empirically. ...Read more

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Can I take clindamycin for a uti?

UTI: You can take clindamycin, but it will only be effective against gram-positive bacteria, an usual cause of uti, unless staph species. Discuss this with the doctor ordering it. ...Read more

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Can you take clindamycin for a uti?

Not usually: Clindamycin is not generally used for utis because it is not active against the bacteria that usually cause these infections. It also does not achieve high levels in the urine. A different antibiotic would almost always be better. ...Read more

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Can I take probiotics with linzess?

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

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Can I take a probiotic while on prilosec?

Yes, and more: I don't see any contraindication to taking probiotics with prilosec. I also recommend taking calcium/vitamin d/magnesium and b vitamins since acid blockers reduce absorption of these vitamins/minerals. ...Read more

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Could I take probiotics while on linzess?

Could I take probiotics while on linzess?

Yes: Linzess is used to treat the constipation associated with ibs. Most common reported adverse reaction with Linzess is diarrhea. There is no specific contraindication to taking probiotics and best to monitor consistency of bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can you take probiotics with antibiotics?

Can you take probiotics with antibiotics?

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

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If I take probiotics can I get weight gain?

Not likely: Probiotics help to promote a healthy colon. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin or clindamycin together?

Can I take amoxicillin or clindamycin together?

Yes: You can take Amoxicillin and Clindamycin at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the infecting bacteria species. ...Read more

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Are probiotics safe to take with my antibiotics?

Are probiotics safe to take with my antibiotics?

Yes: But they may not help too much. It is sometimes helpful to take probiotics after antibiotics, to assist your digestive tract in returning to good function. ...Read more

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Can I take fluconazole if im taking clindamycin?

Yes, you can: There is no any drug interaction.
However, I suggest to follow the instructions from the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is Phillips colon health a good probiotic to take?

Is Phillips colon health a good probiotic to take?

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

Clindamycin (Definition)

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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