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Doctor insights on: Do You Take Prebiotics Probiotics At The Same Time

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Garlic as they say have prebiotics. Can I eat it and how long should I wait before I take yakult as a source of probiotics?

Garlic as they say have prebiotics. Can I eat it and how long should I wait before I take yakult as a source of probiotics?

Good nutrition: I think a healthy diet is an important part of overall health. Yakult is a yogurt drink that contains the "good bacteria" that help with digestion -"Probiotics". Prebiotics refer to the source fuels for these bacteria. Garlic, bananas, oatmeal, berries, onions, legumes and dairy products are some sources. I think if you "listen" to your body you can find which foods are most agreeable to you. ...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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58yo Fem takes 500mg of Phenoxymethylpenicillin twice a day long term. Can this do more harm than good? Should she be taking probiotic/prebiotic too?

58yo Fem takes 500mg of Phenoxymethylpenicillin twice a day long term. Can this do more harm than good? Should she be taking probiotic/prebiotic too?

Antibiotic use: Yes, anytime you take an antibiotic long term it changes the gut flora and contributes to antibiotic resistance. It is always s good idea to replenish the gut flora any time you take an antibiotic shirt or long term. The best are the ones needing refrigeration ...Read more

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Is there a "prebiotic" that's different from "probiotic? "

Is there a "prebiotic" that's different from "probiotic? "

Yes: While probiotics are the living bacteria that normally reside in our gut, prebiotics are the foods they eat. Prebiotics mostly come from carbohydrate fibers called oligosaccharides. You don't digest them, so the oligosaccharides remain in the digestive tract where they stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria. Sources of oligosaccharides include fruits, legumes, and whole grains. ...Read more

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Are there prebiotics or probiotics in baby formula?

Are there prebiotics or probiotics in baby formula?

Infant formula: Infant formula does not contain prebiotics or probiotics. There isn't any need to put either into formula. Infants generally have normal gastrointestinal flora. ...Read more

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Are there probiotics or prebiotics in baby formula?

Are there probiotics or prebiotics in baby formula?

No...: If by probiotics you mean active bacterial cultures added to help aid digestion, then no, baby formula does not specifically contain these cultures. A newborn baby's gut becomes populated with "healthy" bacteria from its immediate environment: the birth canal, breast milk, parents' skin, its own hands & mouth, etc; and these bacteria are adjusted as the baby's diet & environment change over time. ...Read more

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Should you give prebiotics and probiotics to formul- fed babies?

Can be used: While the jury is out in all areas of prebiotics and probiotics in infants, there have been some positive studies looking at diarrhea. It as also been found helpful for preemies in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The only concern is using them in infants that may have immune problems or seriously ill with indwelling catheters.

So, while not absolutely necessary, it will not hurt. ...Read more

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Are there prebiotics or probiotics in store-bought formula for infants?

Are there prebiotics or probiotics in store-bought formula for infants?

Infant formula: There may be more that contain probiotics, but the one that I am most familiar with is the new Enfamil Reguline formula contains probiotics in it. ...Read more

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Are there probiotics or prebiotics in infant formula?

Are there probiotics or prebiotics in infant formula?

Both or either.: Look at the label. Example: Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG®* ("friendly" gut's bacterias, such as Lactobacterias (LGG) or Bifidobacterias, - they are - probiotics). Prebiotics are dietary fibers, or carbohydrates, or oligosaccharides, - the food needed for the normal gut flora (or microbiome) to grow (Example: Prebiotics in Enfagrow®). ...Read more

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Which is better for IBS: prebiotics or probiotics?

Which is better for IBS: prebiotics or probiotics?

PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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How can probiotics or prebiotics be helpful for IBS?

How can probiotics or prebiotics be helpful for IBS?

PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Do prebiotics & probiotics help lower belly bloating? Taken together or separate? I am having a bloated belly and it is not from fat in my stomach

Do prebiotics & probiotics help lower belly bloating? Taken together or separate? I am having a bloated belly and it is not from fat in my stomach

Belly bloating: If your belly bloating is from candida or food allergies then pre and probiotics will definitely help. But do see your physician to rule out any other possible causes, especially if you try the pre/pro-biotics and your bloating does not decrease. ...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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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 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?

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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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?

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

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Hi, I've bought pepto-bismol maximum strength and Florastor probiotics. How am I supposed to take them, at the same time, separately, with or without fo?

Hi, I've bought pepto-bismol maximum strength and Florastor probiotics. How am I supposed to take them, at the same time, separately, with or without fo?

2 different drugs: Pepto- Bismol is an antacid and GI tract medication for gas and upset stomach (bismuth). Florastor is a probiotic used to supplement normal GI digestive bacteria, especially helpful for digestion and after antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Can you take probiotics (threelac) and oil of oregano at the same time?

Can you take probiotics (threelac) and oil of oregano at the same time?

Yes: Oil of oregano is good for killing all sorts of creatures including yeast, bacteria and even viruses. So it doesn't have the same effect on your body as taking an antibiotic. You can take probiotics on the same day. You might not want to take them right at the same time however. ...Read more

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Prescribed Augmentin 875mg, want to take probiotics. I have Jarrow Sac B. and Jarro-Dolphilus EPS, can these 2 be swallowed at the same time?

Yes, safe to take: These two pills/capsules are certainly safe to take at the same time, however I would question the effectiveness of the probiotic if you take it at the same time. The idea of probiotics is to repopulate the GI tract after antibiotics. If you are taking them at the same time, the antibiotic will likely eliminate the probiotic as well. For best results space these out. ...Read more

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Can I take a chewable multivitamin and chewable probiotic at the same time? And will they mess with anxiety medicine burspar?

Can I take a chewable multivitamin and chewable probiotic at the same time? And will they mess with anxiety medicine burspar?

Grapefruit: Grapefruit avoidance is the only recommendation when using Buspar. Limit the amount of grapefruit you may eat or drink (less than one quart a day) while being treated with this medication unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Grapefruit may increase the amount of buspirone in your bloodstream. ...Read more