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What are the uses of acidophilis capsules or florastor?

What are the uses of acidophilis capsules or florastor?

Many benefits: Probiotics are most commonly used in association with antibiotics to prevent diarrhea & yeast infections (florastor is esp. Good for this) but acidophilus & other probiotics have many other proven benefits, including enhancing immunity, improving digestion, regulating bowels, preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol & reducing inflammation and allergies. See http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/probiotic. ...Read more

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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 I use florastor with vancomycin?

Can I use florastor with vancomycin?

Yes.: There is no contraindication to taking the probiotic florastor with vancomycin. ...Read more

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Is florastor only effective for temporary relief?

Is florastor only effective for temporary relief?

Florastor: If you recolonise ur intestine wiht the normal flora wiht it by using it for a few weeks, it will give you more than temporary relief. It could agin get lsot if you have diarrhea or tkae antibiotics, however. ...Read more

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Does Florastor help with vaginal health? I've tried other probiotics and they don't agree with me. I can tolerate Florastor though. Thanks!

Does Florastor help with vaginal health? I've tried other probiotics and they don't agree with me. I can tolerate Florastor though. Thanks!

UnKnown: Studies have looked at vaginal probiotics many times. Most studies have been disappointing in the results. At this time there is not enough evidence to recommend their use for vaginal health issues. ...Read more

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Does florastor cause uti's or help treat them...I have read articles about both situations and was quite confused.?

Does florastor cause uti's or help treat them...I have read articles about both situations and was quite confused.?

Probiotic: Forastor is a probiotic. There is some thinking that if you restore the normal gut organisms with probiotics that UTIs will be less likely. It is not proven that this works with Florastor, but it should not cause UTIs and should not be harmful. ...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 I keep taking Florastor (probiotic) during pregnancy? Thanks

Not needed: It is not necessary or know to be beneficial to take a Probiotic during pregnancy. Exposure is unlikely to cause harm but without any known benefit during pregnancy ...Read more

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Being treated for c.diff with Vancomycin. Taking Florajen 3 for years. Should I add Florastor?

Being treated for c.diff with Vancomycin. Taking Florajen 3 for years. Should I add Florastor?

Adjunctive probiotic: There are some docs who really advocate probiotics in the setting of C. diff. I'm not so sure however, and some studies actually show harm. The vanco should do the job -but if not, there are more advanced therapies. Hope you can get an ID doc on the case. Fidaxomicin may be superior to vanco. Then, there's fecal transplant which works really well but not always available. I check my pt's for IgG ...Read more

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What kind or brand of probiotic can I take to help me prevent uti? I heard of florastor but I'm not sure if they all have the same thing. Thanks

Pro- & anti-biotics: Women w/recurrent uti's have been found to have altered flora w/ reduced lactobacillus sp and prolonged colonizn with uropathogens like e.Coli. Oral or intravaginal l. Rhamnosus gr-1; l. Reuteri (fermentum) rc-14, & l. Crispatus prevent adherance of pathogenic bacteria and reduce the incidence (not 100%) of recurrent uti's. If you plan to use probiotics, read the labels and look for these. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed Florastor, will this help? I am also lactose intolerant, will this make things worse? Thanks

My doctor prescribed Florastor, will this help? I am also lactose intolerant, will this make things worse? Thanks

Incomplete Question: If you are having loose stools following recent use of an antibiotic, then recolonizing your bowels with helpful bacteria will help. All antibiotics can disturb the normal environment of the gut and lead to gas, bloating, and loose stools. A more harmful condition called C. dif colitis can occur that can need more than Florastor. But FLorastor will not hurt you ...Read more

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I have a C Diff infection, my second one and I read that florastor is good for that but I also take Align and Kefir. Is is ok to add Florastor?

Yes, also...: Yes, it is very safe and often very beneficial to take multiple strains of probiotics. Research has shown Florastor to be especially beneficial in recurrent C. Diff. Infections. I would also advise adding Culturelle, the best-researched probiotic, widely available in pharmacies. See http://www. Culturelle. Com/culturelle-advantage ...Read more

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Can I take probiotics (Florastor) up until the date of having the h pylori breath test? Will this effect it?

Can I take probiotics (Florastor) up until the date of having the h pylori breath test? Will this effect it?

Probiotics & Hpylori: Here's a reference that indicates that some probiotics may improve eradication of H.pylori-- thus would be expected to alter pre- and post-antibiotic treatment breath test results. Ref. Http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/763163 ...Read more

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Will florastor exacerbate a vaginal yeast infection as it's a yeast-based probiotic?

Will florastor exacerbate a vaginal yeast infection as it's a yeast-based probiotic?

No: Just as there are many types of bacteria there are many types of yeast. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by candida (usually albicans but there are other varieties). Florastor is a "friendly" yeast that is similar to baker's yeast. It does not cause infections, in fact taking it with antibiotics reduces liklihood of vaginal yeast ; diarrhea. It's safe though some are allergic to it. ...Read more

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Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?

Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?

In general one: Pro-biotic is no better than the other although I prefer low fat ACTIVA myself! The chronic diarrhea of IBS-D however needs MORE for treatment than the pro-biotic alone! @ Consult with a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Diharrea for a week, no pain, fever normal stool in morning, diharrea after eatting. Take florastor an Prilosec off an on. Have micro colitis. Reason?

Diharrea for a week, no pain, fever normal stool in morning, diharrea after eatting. Take florastor an Prilosec off an on. Have micro colitis. Reason?

Prilosec=diarrhea: It's asssumed microscopic colitis was seen on colonoscopy so Prilosec may be causing the 'loose stools'. Stool tests may help rule out infection. If gallbladder is absent then consider metamucil to 'firm up stools'. ...Read more

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