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Musus In Stool After Taking Antibiotic And Probiotics
During loose stool I'm taking antibiotic course... of ciprophloxin. . Can I take entrogermina along .. the probiotic. . Or no?
Okay to take: Okay to take probiotics along with ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what age does it become appropriate to give a probiotic to a baby/child who is taking antibiotics? My best guess is 6 mos, after starting solids.
Depends: Some formulas have probiotics in them. So anytime is fine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am prescribed an antibiotic to take 2 a day, and I was going to start taking a daily probiotic b/c I have a weak immune system. Is this okay?
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
1-2 weeks after: Antibiotics finished.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Probiotics: can be used in either manner.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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