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Do Culturelle Florajen Have The Same Probiotics
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
Sure: Probiotics are just collections of bacteria and the various bacteria do not interact with each other. You can take as many different types as you wish with no negative effects. But there is no evidence that a single probiotic, let alone several at once, cure any specific GI problems. As they are harmless, the only negative effect of taking them is to your pocketbook. ...Read more
Been taking culturelle for almost a month now, when i finish i'm thinking about switching to align, good idea to switch probiotics? For variety?
Yes...: Culturelle and align, though both probiotics, have different properties. Culturelle contains exclusively lactobacillus species of bacteria. Align has a variety of bacteria with the main component bifidobacterium which has been proven in studies to be a more hardy probiotic species. Go ahead and make the switch. Good luck! ...Read more
I gave my 4 month old culturelle probiotics for adult (about half the dose) only to later see its not for use in kids under age 1. Dangerous???
No worries, but...: There are many Lactobacillus types, and various studies have tried amounts of 1-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) in babies, without seeing any bad side effects. That being said, there is seldom much research that one can find on one particular brand or strain of Lactobacillus use in babies... so no worries, but "user beware". ...Read more
How's by times a day can I take a probiotic pill. Brand is culturelle. 15billion. Says 1x a day. But can I do 2 a day. Morning & night?
Yes you can take twice a day
they are expensive so if you do not notice a benefit you should keep the number down. ...Read more
Im currently in the probiotic florajen it worked but for some reason it seems like it doesn't work anymore...Should I change to rephresh pro b?
What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, & whether you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant. ...Read more
What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, ; whether you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant. ...Read more
Started taking probiotics about 3 weeks ago, Culturelle once a, day, and now i poop more often, is this normal?
Probiotics: Probiotics can have unpredictable effects on people's stool habits. If the increased frequency of stools is desired, then there is no reason to change. If it is not desirable, you could try to cut back or change to a different probiotic. Otherwise, there is usually no negative consequences of taking a daily probiotic. Good luck. ...Read more
Doctor gaveme metronidazole500mg3times a day for 7days&culturelle probiotics I m in my 7day isnormal havelittle blood and muc or infection coming out?
Depends...: ...on what's being treated here (e.g. why did the doctor choose that treatment approach; what underlying conditions have you)? We can be more helpful to you if you can share your diagnosis please. ...Read more
Cdiff 7 yrs ago. Sinus infection 3 weeks ago. Seftin: 10 days, culturelle probiotics immediately. So far fine10 days after seftin. When stop probiotics?
Optional: Great question with a controversial medical recommendation. I found a particularly great blog from harvard citing a journal of the american association study that i think will be of interest to you. My take isto limit antibiotic use and to use them only when absolutely necessary. Probiotics are good for you anyway in my opinion and may help you with your body's defense against infection. Ref next. ...Read more
Pls advice on the best probiotic 4 digestive problems n yeast infections plus anything else I can benefit from. Prev on Culturelle now Ultimate Flora.
Probiotics: Two of the better products are Raw and probiotics from Klaire labs ...Read more
My GI put me on MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for my chronic IBS-C. Would it be okay to take culturelle probiotic with the miralax (polyethylene glycol)? I also take propranolol & Synthroid
Well, i'm taking proctofoam hc for rectal symptoms, ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) (birth control), and culturelle (probiotic). Can this be dangerous to my health ?
Is it safe to take culturelle probiotic for heart patients? I'm on propranolol, fiber supplement, vitamin D, & Synthroid. I also drink lots of prune
Probiotics: This should not influence heart disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I gather that slippery elm should be taken two hours after medication. Does the same thing apply to taking it two hours after probiotics/kefir?
Slippery: I am unaware of any source that recommends that slippery elm interferes with kefir or probiotics. ...Read more
Can i take biox4 for my digestive sustem and renew womens ultimate flora probiotics for my female issues at the same time?
Yes: No problem at all. There are many varieties of probiotics and they have a variety of benefits and it is safe and beneficial to take a variety of strains. There is no known negative interactions between different types of probiotics and no negative interactions between probiotics and medications. ...Read more
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
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
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