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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

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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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

Can I keep taking Florastor (probiotic) during pregnancy?

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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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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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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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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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