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Is Culturelle Effective While On Antibiotics
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to start seeing improvement in acne while using bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic?
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
Is it safe to take antibiotics for my bacterial vaginosis while doing the advocare herbal cleanse?
No problem: Antibiotics of any kind are not likely to interact with herbal or any other cleanser or natural health product. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Would it be bad to take an antibiotic such as doryx (doxycycline) for my acne while taking probiotics?
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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