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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

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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How long after stopping antibiotics are safe from getting c.Diff? Any thing to do to prevent from starting? Been taking florastor.

10 weeks: C. Difficile diarrhea can start as late as 10 weeks after stopping antibiotic treatment. Probiotics do decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated and c. Difficile diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is a person less likely to get c-diff when taking a low dose daily prophlactic antibitoic (augmentin) as well as taking probitoics and florastor?

Is a person less likely to get c-diff when taking a low dose daily prophlactic antibitoic (augmentin) as well as taking probitoics and florastor?

NO!!!!!!!: Your rate of cdiff will likely go up if taking daily antibiotics. This is a terrible idea. The probiotic like florastor is a great one. Just eating yogurt with high lactobacillus counts like stonyfield is even better. We still don't know exactly why cdiff occurs...Antibiotics killing too many good bacteria, ? Up-regulating genes, down-regulating non cdiff genes in cdiff other bacteria. ...Read more

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Was on antibiotic for wisdom tooth removal. Pen vk. Also takin, still taking florastor. Been having gas, no diharrea. C.Diff? Frequent bowel movments

Was on antibiotic for wisdom tooth removal. Pen vk. Also takin, still taking florastor. Been having gas, no diharrea. C.Diff? Frequent bowel movments

Side effect of meds: This sounds like a common side effect of taking these medications. Check ; see if the symptoms persist after you stop taking the meds. If the symptoms go away all is ok. If not recommend you see your md or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Is florastor probiotic good for maintenance of IBS related symptoms? Also, by it being a yeast, is it safe for someone who has been in remission from C.diff colitis? Lastly, when taking florastor, is it normal to have stomach rumbling and extra gas if you

Is florastor probiotic good for maintenance of IBS related symptoms? Also, by it being a yeast, is it safe for someone who has been in remission from C.diff colitis? Lastly, when taking florastor, is it normal to have stomach rumbling and extra gas if you

Safe: Florastor contains the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii. Y.
This yeast is the only probiotic with strong evidence it can
prevent C.diff colitis. It also is effective, along with the bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, in preventing non-C.diff antibiotic related diarrhea. If a person is in remission from C.diff colitis it is recommended, especially if you have to take an antibiotic again. ...Read more

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What is a good probiotic pill for c. diff?

What is a good probiotic pill for c. diff?

C. Difficile: Saccharomyces boulardii & Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG have been used but I can't speak to their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can floristor have any affect on a c.diff stool test that might result in a false negative?

Floristor.: Different tests are available to detect the infection and to determine if the strain that is present produces toxin. Some tests are very sensitive but take some days to complete, while other tests are rapid (several hours) but are not considered to be very sensitive or specific. Therefore, a combination of tests may be used to help make a diagnosis. Saccaromyces should not interfere with these ...Read more

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Are probiotic pills safe? I see warming labels on some saying may cause. Wats the best probiotic I can use. C diff positive with no diaherra.

Are probiotic pills safe? I see warming labels on some saying may cause. Wats the best probiotic I can use. C diff positive with no diaherra.

Probiotics: These are almost all quite safe. You might, however, simply use cultured non-pasteurized yogurt, and this should fulfill the same purpose. ...Read more

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Was successfully treated for c diff in Aug. Doc said to take probiotics for the rest of my life. Can I stop if I replace pills with other probiotic?

Was successfully treated for c diff in Aug. Doc said to take probiotics for the rest of my life. Can I stop if I replace pills with other probiotic?

Yes, however...: I question the need to take probiotics the rest of your life. Once you have re-established healthy flora it should be maintained by a healthy diet (which can include yogurt/sauerkraut & other foods with friendly flora). But I'd be very cautious to take antibiotics only when absolutely essential & be careful in the choice of antibiotics. Take large doses of probiotics during & after antibiotic Rx. ...Read more

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Wife seems to have had bad reaction to clindamycin a year ago. C-diff negative, but now IBS symptoms. What's the best probiotic to help resolve?

Wife seems to have had bad reaction to clindamycin a year ago. C-diff negative, but now IBS symptoms. What's the best probiotic to help resolve?

Your choice: People with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) may benefit from the addition of a probiotic. Ibs is a general term which covers a variety of non specific GI complaints which have no absolute pathological cause. I suggest a well balanced diet which includes fruits, vegetables, and other fibre. I also suggest addition of yogurt to the diet. A probiotic is equal to about 10 yogurts a day. Any brand is ok. ...Read more

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Do probiotic pills help with c diff. I hear meds are a quests sometimes. On vancomycin liquid 125. I hear feces transplants have good success rate.

Probiotics: Probably help more with prevention than treatment and may be reasonable in patients with recurrent disease. Saccharomyces boulardii and lactobacillus rhamnosus have been studied the most. There is good evidence for fecal transplant] to treat c. Difficile but still considered investigational and not without potential risks. ...Read more

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Breath test with glucose. Positive bacteria overgrowth. Doc want rifaximin. Can this cause c diff? Could I just eat bunch yogurt & probiotic pills?

Rifaximin and CDI: Rifaximin is used as an alternative therapy to treat clostridium difficile infection when other treatments fail. There have been case reports of resistance of c. Difficile to Rifaximin but these are rare. In short should not cause you to get cdi. ...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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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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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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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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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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What probiotic is best for IBS-C? My doctor prescribed Florastor, will this help? My symptoms are bloating, nausea, idigestion & cramps. Thanks

What probiotic is best for IBS-C? My doctor prescribed Florastor, will this help? My symptoms are bloating, nausea, idigestion & cramps. Thanks

Probiotic: Florastor is an adequate, old standard probiotic but may not render dramatic effects with your IBS. There are prescription preparations which are effective for IBS with problematic constipation (not diarrhea) as its main symptom. Discuss this with your physician or gastroenterologist. ...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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Zandman
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Clostridium Difficile Infection (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause intestinal infection and diarrhea. It more commonly ...Read more