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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic?

What is the best probiotic?

Align : I tend to recommend this brand of probiotics for patients with bloating & irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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Is beano a probiotic?

Is beano a probiotic?

No it is not: Beano is not a Probiotic. Beano is an enzyme. A probiotic is either a bacteria or yeast. An enzyme is a protein, a protein is like a machine in cells. Beano is an enzyme that breaks sugars down to simple sugars that your body can absorb more easily. A bacteria can also break down food into something that body can absorb more easily. ...Read more

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Is probiotic good for health?

Is probiotic good for health?

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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Can I still take my probiotic with beano?

Can I still take my probiotic with beano?

Yes!: should be just fine and the two may work together to help with your bloating. Consult me here on HealthTap if you want to discuss you diet and health in more depth, it seems like you are having a lot of GI issues. ...Read more

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Can i take acid blocker with a probiotic ?

Can i take acid blocker with a probiotic ?

DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more

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Will probiotic medication ease your gastric?

Will probiotic medication ease your 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

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Does probiotic enzymes effect burth control?

Does probiotic enzymes effect burth control?

Not known to: Probitics sometimes effect the bacteria n your gut, which has no relationship to what the birth control pill does. However, the science on probiotics is very iffy as to whether or not they have any real value as most are currently constituted. With over 500 species of bacteria and over 100 trillion of them, the probiotics have no real impact. ...Read more

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What probiotic can cause a histamine reaction?

What probiotic can cause a histamine reaction?

See below: probiotics can be histamine producing: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, and Lactobacillus reuter ...Read more