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Is it ok to take a probiotic while on antibiotics? Currently on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for ulcer

Is it ok to take a probiotic while on antibiotics? Currently on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for ulcer

Yes: For some taking probiotics while on antibiotics can lower the risk of antibiotic associated diarrhea. It would certainly be appropriate to continue probiotics for a few weeks after the antibiotics to help recolonize the gut with good bacteria. If you need a specific brand, align is a good daily over the counter probiotic. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is it effective to take probiotics while taking antibiotics for h pylori?

Is it effective to take probiotics while taking antibiotics for h pylori?

Saccharomyces yeast:: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2008/188/5/probiotics-sorting-evidence-myths is a type of probiotic that is not sensitive to standard antibiotics, and would work while h pylori is being treated. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics for how long is safe, especially amoxicillin clauvunate?

Taking antibiotics for how long is safe, especially amoxicillin clauvunate?

Antibiotic saftey: Antibiotic duration of treatment is based on the condition it is being used for, bottom line is to eradicate the infection except in situations when used for prophylactic therapy side effect can happen even with one dose base on the patient response to medications. ...Read more

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Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take clindamycin and metronidazole at the same time? Currently taking clindamycin for strep throat.

Is it safe to take clindamycin and metronidazole at the same time? Currently taking clindamycin for strep throat.

It : It is absolutely fine to take them both together. As a podiatrist, i often treat complicated foot infections in diabetics using this very combination of antibiotics. Just as a note of caution, however, if two different doctors are giving you these medications, it would be prudent to inform each of them what the other one is giving you. Feel better! ...Read more

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Is it bad to take probiotics while taking antibiotics?

Is it bad to take probiotics while taking antibiotics?

Probiotics: No it is not bad, although most probiotics are bacteria which are sensitive to the antibiotic being used and will therefore be killed along with the intestinal flora. There are some probiotics, like Saccharomyces boulardi, which will survive antibiotic exposure. Caution must be used if the patient is immunosuppressed, because there have been reports of sepsis due to the bacteria in probiotics. ...Read more

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Im taking solodyn (minocycline) for acne, and Im interested in taking the Hcg drops. Is it safe?

Im taking solodyn (minocycline) for acne, and Im interested in taking the Hcg drops. Is it safe?

No: I would not recommend taking the solodyn (minocycline) and the HCG drops. If you are considering the use of the HCG drops, I would recommend that you get in to see your physician and make sure you are ready for such a process. You may be at risk, please get in to be seen before starting the HCG. ...Read more

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Getting a vaccination while on antibiotics, is this safe?

Getting a vaccination while on antibiotics, is this safe?

Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe while on antibiotics except if there is underlying infection with high fever and other complications and in that case it should be postponed till better But just being on antibiotic is not a contraindication and is safe ...Read more

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I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to treat e. Coli bacteria found on vaginal culture. Readings say that bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not effective to treat bv. Am i wasting time?

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I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to treat e. Coli bacteria found on vaginal culture. Readings say that bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not effective to treat bv. Am i wasting time?

Maybe (not) . . .: Hmmm . . . Bv or bacterial vaginosis isn't caused by e coli nor is it treated by bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Best to go back to prescribing doctor for clarification & possible re-evaluation. Perhaps you were prescribed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for bladder infection (UTI) found on urine culture. ...Read more

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How long does it take to start seeing improvement in acne while using bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic?

How long does it take to start seeing improvement in acne while using bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic?

Weeks : Nothing works overnight for acne, except perhaps steroid injections into individual lesions. You might get lucky and see improvement in just a week, but you should be prepared to give it 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic? the anti biotic is amoxicillin

Can I take a probiotic while taking an  antibiotic? the anti biotic is  amoxicillin

Not only can,should!: I advise all my patients to take probiotics while on antibiotics. I advise everyone take Sacchromyces Boulardii (sold as FloraStor) and one with multiple strains of acidophilus/bifidus. Look for ones with at least 20 billion bacteria. Advanced Naturals is a quality line and Culturelle is also a good product. This will reduce odds of diarrhea & vaginal yeast. Take at start of meal. Continue after. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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I heard augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is combined of amoxicillin and some acid. Is it possible for someone amoxicillin works abit but not augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection?

I heard augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is combined of amoxicillin and some acid. Is it possible for someone amoxicillin works abit but not augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is good: It is commonly used for dental infection and abscesses. Clavulanic acid dissolves the outer membrane of the bacteria if the bacteria has developed some resistance to amoxicillin. Anyway, if you do have a tooth infection, you really need to see a dentist for a definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to take an antibiotic such as doryx (doxycycline) for my acne while taking probiotics?

Would it be bad to take an antibiotic such as doryx (doxycycline) for my acne while taking probiotics?

Doxycycline: This antibiotic may kill many of the strains of bacteria contained in probiotics, but beyond that it is not bad in the sense that it is likely to cause further problems. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotic keflex until my birth control is effective?

How long after taking antibiotic keflex until my birth control is effective?

Immidiately: Although certain antibiotics interact with birth control pills to render them less effective, Keflex is not really among those notorious for doing so. In addition, it does not really hang around too long so that once you stopped taking them, within 24 hours, it is already out of your system. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take a probiotic supplement while on antibiotics?

Is it necessary to take a probiotic supplement while on antibiotics?

No: But it could be helpful. Probiotics have been shown to decrease the risk of antibiotic associated diarrhea and may help prevent c. Difficile colitis. ...Read more