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How Long Should I Take Probiotics After Antibiotics
1-2 weeks after: Antibiotics finished.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Often within 60 days: Most cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 2 weeks of taking antibiotics. Almost all (90%) of cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 60 days of taking antibiotics. However, a few cases may occur up to 3 months or longer after antibiotics. Other risk factors for developing c. Diff colitis include: age >65; hospitalization, chemotherapy, GI surgery & procedures, HIV & use of proton pump inhibitors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go ahead: Vitamins have little toxicity and while i'm among the minority of phyiscians who think taking a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement is worth the few dollars per year, the glitzy ones you buy online are placebos. Don't make yourself sick taking too much vitamin a or vitamin d or absurdly high doses of vitamin c. Otherwise, go ahead. ...Read more
Infection B Gone!: Azithromycin is an antibiotic that treats an infection. Please wait until your infection is gone before you start drinking [booze can slow down your body's ability to fight off infection]. Even though alcohol and Azithromycin do not interact, it would be great to help, not hinder, your body's healing. ...Read more
Take as prescribed: Antibiotics should only be taken when prescribed by a doctor and instructions for the prescription should be followed precisely. Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections and some antibiotics work well for specific types of bacteria and others don't which is why you must get diagnosed by a doctor first. Taking antibiotics without a prescription can lead to bacterial resistance of the antibiotic. ...Read more
Right away: You can take these drugs at the same time if it's desired. The zithromax has a long half life and will remain in your body for 5 days after you stop taking it. Clindamycin's half life is much shorter and it will be eliminated from your body much more rapidly after stopping it. ...Read more
Acidophilus: is a good probiotic but you you receive greater heal by taking a brand of probiotic that has several strains of probiotics in it, not just one. This can be taken as a way of maintaining health long term or short term until symptoms resolve. Please see doc for help to understand your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Now: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim are both anti-biotics. They could potentially be taken at the same time. Why 1 bactrim? If you are treating a urinary tract infection often, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be sufficient. This treatment should not be without medical supervision, please consult your prescriber or pharmacist for further assistance. ...Read more
TTC: There is nothing about being on antibiotics and attempting to get pregnant. There is no connection or advisory. ...Read more
Prevent it: If you are not having yeast infection symptoms do not take a medicine for it. It you know you get them after antibiotics prevent them. Take probiotics while you take antibiotics (separate by several hours or antibiotic kills probiotics) and for a month afterwards. Eat more alkaline foods like cucumbers, avocado, and celery as it helps prevent infections on general. ...Read more
Here are some ...: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...Read more
It depends: Usually, you should not start a medication for yeast unless you develop symptoms (vaginal itching or irritation, thick white discharge). Occasionally, patients who have frequent yeast infections are instructed by their physicians to automatically use yeast medication as a preventive measure. ...Read more
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How long after antibiotics will it take to replenish my gut with probiotics? And is 100 billion day a good amount?
Probiotics: are best taken 30 minutes prior to a meal or with a meal that has some fat content. Peace and good health. Dr. Ohira brand is a good one. Look for multiple strains in the product rather than the amount of each strain. Peace and good health. Two to four weeks will likely do the job. Your diminished symptoms will let you know. ...Read more
How long does it take probiotics to fully work? I have been on two courses of antibiotics and have been diagnosed with ibs?
Varies: Probiotics alone may not be the only answer. You may have a gluten problem and may have to change your diet to gluten free. Everyone reacts differently to these changes and it may take one person longer than another to see results. I would see a dr. Well versed in nutrition. Stress is also a source of ibs triggers. ...Read more
How long after finishing a course of antibiotics should someone take a probiotic supplement? Is it safe to take probiotics every day , sick or not?
Generally, yes: I usually recommend starting the probiotic supplement with the course of antibiotics. If you are not having diarrhea after the course of antibiotics, you can stop them. Some people take probiotics routinely, though this is probably not necessary. You can also help maintain a healthy digestive system by eating yogurt. ...Read more
Can I take two probiotics for a recurrent urine infection and long term antibiotics. Can I take two Optibacs ie for women and for those on antibiotics?
Yes,you can take 2: optibacs for long term antibioticsGet a more detailed answer ›
How long after taking antibiotics should one take probiotics, and what number billion bacteria count is suggested?
No one knows but...: No one can answer with certainty but an analysis of 63 research studies show an impressive 42% reduction in diarrhea secondary to antibiotics, a very common problem. However, these studies used different strains & doses. I advise taking mixed strains with at least 10 billion microbes for a month after antibiotics; take during treatment too, when sacchromyces boulardii is esp. Helpful.See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had antibiotic associated diarrhea bad after being on 2 differnt Antibiotics. Been on probiotics. How long before I can take antibiotics again?
Depends : The answer depends on many factors. Did you have an infection with C. difficile? How severe? Which antibiotic contributed to your infection? What is the severity of the new illness requiring antibiotics? Will it need to be treated with the same antibiotic that gave you troubles before? As you can see, the answer is complex, and will need to be addressed by your physician at the time. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard it's good to take a probiotic supplement after taking antibiotics. What should I look for in a supplement & how long should it be taken?
Diagnosed with staphylococcus vaginal infection. I am taking cefuroxime antibiotics for 7 days. Can i take probiotics and vitamin c along with antibiotics? And how long does the symptoms improve after taking my first dose of antibiotics?
Vaginal disch: A "cheesy discharge" after a course of antibiotics may be a "yeast" (fungal) infection, which your gyn provider can treat. Probiotics and vitamin C will not interfere with the antibiotic therapy. Your symptoms should be diminished from the staph infection within 3-4 days of the start of the antibiotics, if not, the staph infection may be resistant to the current therapy. ...Read more
Absolutely: 19 year old lady with a question about taking probiotics during a course of oral antibiotics. You can take probiotics during your antibiotic therapy. The probiotic will not stop the antibiotic from being absorbed and doing its job. In addition, probiotics are beneficial in reestablishing the balance that may or may not be disturbed by the antibiotics. I recommend taking the probiotic 1 hr after. ...Read more
Yes: Probiotics are given to patients who are receiving antibiotics because they have been shown to decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhea and possible decrease the incidence of c. Difficile colitis. You can take them both at the same time but it would be better if you took the probiotics 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking the antibiotics. ...Read more
Different things: Antibiotics kill or inhibit bacterial growth. Some probiotics are actually bacterial colonies such as in yogurt that promote valuable bodily functions. Different bacteria are either sensitive to or resistant to antibiotics. Probiotics are often prescribed to correct antibiotic-induced diarrhea. ...Read more
The probiotic dose: and duration of treatment isn't known for sure. However, if you use a probiotic, you should start it at the same time as you start the antibiotic. Probiotic species like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium & Sarcomycetes are perfectly safe to ingest as long as you have a healthy immune system. We just don't know if they're effective in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea. ...Read more
How to choose right probiotic to take? Recently took alot of antibiotics and was told i should take them
No single best: This is like asking what is the best drug for hypertension or the best wine. There is no single best brand and different brands work best for given individuals and conditions. Here are independent ratings of many brands- all rated A or A- are excellent: https://labdoor.com/rankings/probiotics A different ranking: http://tinyurl.com/zxlsalj I also like OrthoBiotic from Orthomolecular Products. ...Read more
Should I take probiotics 2-3 hours before antibiotics or should I take them after ? What would be the best?
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