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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

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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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 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 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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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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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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How long after stopping antibiotics are safe from getting c. Diff? Anything 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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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 [email protected]

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 a Prilosec off an on. Have micro colitis. Reason?

Diharrea for a week, no pain, fever normal stool in morning, diharrea after eatting. Take florastor a 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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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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I am 19 weeks pregnant and have a bloated stomach for 3 weeks already. . Is it safe to take florastor for 2 weeks? If not, what are the substitutes?

I am 19 weeks pregnant and have a bloated stomach for 3 weeks already. .  Is it safe to take florastor for 2 weeks? If not, what are the substitutes?

Probiotics helpful: There was a recent article that discussed the use of probiotics in pregnancy and before to help decrease autism. They found that the women felt better and helped decrease autism. I would recommend a multi species probiotic with several billion colonies. Ask your doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Florastor (Sacc boulaardi) after wisdom tooth extraction, or will the yeast get into my bloodstream through the open wound?

Capsule? Pill?: If Florastor is a capsule, like I suspect, then you shouldn't have any problems as long as you swallow the capsules whole (as they are meant to be). By swallowing the capsule intact, the yeast won't be released until the capsule coating gets dissolved, which occurs in the intestines (the stomach acid starts the process but the yeast is released in the small intestine). I think you'll be safe. GL! ...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.

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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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I might have bacterial overgrowth syndrome & been very bloated & gassy lately. Can I still take Florastor & eat foods correlated to high gas in small amounts (fruits, cabbage, broccoli, tomato, asparagus). I have a lot of gas after I drink water.?

I might have bacterial overgrowth syndrome & been very bloated & gassy lately. Can I still take Florastor & eat foods correlated to high gas in small amounts (fruits, cabbage, broccoli, tomato, asparagus). I have a lot of gas after I drink water.?

Need more info: Your symptoms are significant and should be addressed by your family physician or a gastroenterologist. There are several conditions that may be causing your symptoms and requires a physician's examination to delineate the cause of your complaint and set up a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Since taking florastor, have had terrible sore throat, flu like symp's. Could be coincidence, but could florastor cause these syms or prevent healing?

Since taking florastor, have had terrible sore throat, flu like symp's. Could be coincidence, but could florastor cause these syms or prevent healing?

Coincidence.: Florastor is a probiotic, which usually does not have flulike symptoms as a potential side effect. Therefore, it is most likely a coincidence. At this point I would stop the Florastor temporarily, and not restart it until after your flulike symptoms have resolved. If those symptoms return after you restart it, then you may not be able to tolerate that medicine. Good luck. ...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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Will probiotic medication ease you're gastric?

Will probiotic medication ease you're gastric?

Yes: That is one of the prerequisites for healthy digestion.
You need to take those with meals several times a day.
Food as medicine- use yogurt, sauerkraut, keffir, sour cream, pickled and fermented foods. All those contain naturally probiotics. Make sure- no preservatives in them(will kill the "good" germs). You can eat any of those several times a week with better lasting effect. It is you choice! ...Read more