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Doctor insights on: Do Culturelle Florajen Have The Same Probiotics

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Do culturelle probiotics really work?

Do culturelle probiotics really work?

Probiotic brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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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Can you take culturelle probiotic and rephresh pro b together?

Can you take culturelle probiotic and rephresh pro b together?

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

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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?

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

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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???

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

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How are culturelle probiotics and do they work?

How are culturelle probiotics and do they work?

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Is culturelle probiotic any good? Please advise!

Is culturelle probiotic any good? Please advise!

Probiotic brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Probiotic align or culturelle? Difference, pros, cons? For ibs. Thanks a lot.

Probiotic align or culturelle? Difference, pros, cons? For ibs. Thanks a lot.

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

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Started taking probiotics about 3 weeks ago, Culturelle once a, day, and now i poop more often, is this normal?

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

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Doctor gaveme metronidazole500mg3times a day for 7days&culturelle probiotics I m in my 7day isnormal havelittle blood and muc or infection coming out?

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

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Cdiff 7 yrs ago. Sinus infection 3 weeks ago. Seftin: 10 days, culturelle probiotics immediately. So far fine10 days after seftin. When stop probiotics?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Nothing you are: Taking sounds like it can be dangerous to your health unless what is being treated with the proctofoam and miralax/probiotics has not been correctly diagnosed. With little other information i can't be of much more health. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time during the day?

Can i take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time during the day?

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

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Is it recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time?

Is it recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time?

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

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Can i take a probiotic at the same time i take livalo (pitavastatin)? No other details

Probiotic and livalo (pitavastatin): Livalo (pitavastatin) should be taken before bedtime
for the best result- probiotic can take anytime during the day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take probiotic pills and Bonita V pills at the same time and will they still work?

Is it safe to take probiotic pills and Bonita V pills at the same time  and will they still work?

None of these: are proven to work even used separately.... so.......
Probiotics, especially ones that are unlikely to be live culture are not FDA tested nor are they under any scrutiny to say they are reliably manufactured with living bacteria. ...Read more

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Can i take biox4 for my digestive sustem and renew womens ultimate flora probiotics for my female issues at the same time?

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

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Can I take my multivitamin and probiotic the same day?

Can I take my multivitamin and probiotic the same day?

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

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Should I take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time?

Should I take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time?

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

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Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and a probiotic at the same time?

Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and a probiotic at the same time?

It depends: It depends on the probiotic, since they are live bacteria, you could be killing them with cipro, (ciprofloxacin) however some of them might be resistant to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) it all depends on the types of bacteria they have. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics with (at the same time) yogurt or probiotic drinks ?

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