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How Should I Take Acidophilus With Amoxicillin
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
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Discuss with PCP: If you're asking it likely means you have likely self diagnosed & are using some left over med from another illness or other source. This is not a good idea.You could be right, or wrong.Your problem may not require antibiotics & clear on it's own. Timing & duration of any treatment is best assessed by the professional who confirms the diagnosis & need for treatment. ...Read more
Hello should i take probiotics whilst taking antibiotics, and how should i space the time between between taking them.
Depends how U use it: Erythromycin is best not on an empty stomach, and probiotics usually go well with right before you eat. So, you could space them apart. You may want to take double or triple the probiotic dose while you're on the antibiotics as it will wipe out your natural gut flora. And you should take it daily anyways on an ongoing basis, but at lower amounts just for gut health. ...Read more
If what i have is staph infection after taking cephalexin 500mg tid how long would it take to clear up and how long should i take the cephalexin?
Staph infection: Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of infection you have, the sensitivity of the organism, and whether it is in an area in which Cephalexin penetrates well. In addition it may be necessary to take this more than three times a day. Need far more info. ...Read more
1-2 weeks after: Antibiotics finished.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not at the same time: You can be taking both amoxicillin and Mylanta but they should be taken at least an hour apart. This is to be sure that there is adequate absorption of the amoxicillin. A good regimen would be to take the Mylanta either two hours before or one hour after taking the amoxicillin. ...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
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