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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.
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!
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".
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?
Probiotics: Yes you can take twice a day they are expensive so if you do not notice a benefit you should keep the number down.
I'm 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 labsSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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.
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.
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