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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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A family member is taking vancomycin for c. Diff. Is there any contraindication of taking probiotics during the antibiotic course (taken hours apart).

A family member is taking vancomycin for c. Diff. Is there any contraindication of taking probiotics during the antibiotic course (taken hours apart).

Choose carefully...: Most probiotics would not survive the antibiotics designed to kill c.Difficile. On the other hand, sacchromyces boulardis (florastor, ; other brands) may prove helpful as an adjunct to therapy ; it will resist most anti-bacterial drugs. ...Read more

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Can you get SIBO after taking antibiotics with probiotics?

Can you get SIBO after taking  antibiotics with probiotics?

Possibly: depends on type antibiotic, diet, underlying medical conditions, etc. More important than actual overgrowth is likely type (e.g., gas or toxin-formers) or diversity of bacteria, which can be altered greatly w antibiotics. Probiotics and good prebiotics (diet fostering good bacteria) daily would be helpful in general, and avoid unnecessary use antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will taking probiotics while on antibiotics help prevent yeast?

Will taking probiotics while on antibiotics help prevent yeast?

It may...: Probiotics help keep the normal bacteria in balance whil ethe antibioticcs kill both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria mayplay a role in preventing yeat (not a bacteria0 by competing against it in your body. Hygiene, weight loss and avoidance of diabetes is especially in preventing yeast infection. Also keeping skin dry not most under breast and under other fat/skin folds. ...Read more

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How many billion CFU does a probiotic need to be effective when taking antibiotics? What about general maitenance? I see anywhere from 1.5 to 30 Bill

How many billion CFU does a probiotic need to be effective when taking antibiotics? What about general maitenance? I see anywhere from 1.5 to 30 Bill

These are important!: The qualities of a good probiotic are the number of good bacteria per capsule and the number of species of good bacteria! 10 billion with ten strains is what to try for! Would be hard to overdose. Some have 50 billion good bacteria, but you pay for it! ...Read more

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Does it safe to drink yakult probiotic everyday while your taking antibiotic?

Does it safe to drink yakult probiotic everyday while your taking antibiotic?

Do it!: It is safe to do that and should not cause you any problems. In fact it might help you prevent problems from being on antibiotics. The data for this however is not complete yet but it does suggest that it is true. ...Read more

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Should u take probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Should u take probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Yes: Probiotics have been shown to help decrease antibiotic associated diarrhea and abdominal pain. The probiotic that has been studied the most with this regard is saccharomyces boulardii. ...Read more

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Can you take a probiotics after taking antibiotics?

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Can you take a probiotics after taking antibiotics?

It is recommended: taking probiotics before, during and after your course of antibiotics can actually help to maintain the balance in your GI system. Take care. ...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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Do you think I should take probiotics while taking antibiotics ?

Do you think I should take probiotics while taking antibiotics ?

Perhaps, But ......: Since anti=against + bio=life + tic=thing are poisons, killing or suppressing whatever organisms are susceptible/sensitive to them, helpful or harmful, then your idea makes good sense. Unfortunately, large comparative clinical trials to help define/refine relative success vs. Failure are lacking, thus your own personal clinical trial(s) and guesses are the dominant evidence. ...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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Can C.Diff be cured by itself with probiotics or does it require antibiotics intervention?

Can C.Diff be cured by itself with probiotics or does it require antibiotics intervention?

Can be serious: The illness may be mild and can self cure, but if you are seriously sick, don't bet your life on a probiotic. Wishing a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Will taking a daily probiotic interfere w the effectiveness of a broad spectrum antibiotic?

Will taking a daily probiotic interfere w the effectiveness of  a broad spectrum antibiotic?

No: When taking antibiotics, I recommend patients take their probiotic supplements 3-4 hours before or after the antibiotic dose. The antibiotic may kill the probiotic if taken together. ...Read more

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