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Yes: That is one of the prerequisites for healthy digestion. You need to take those with meals several times a day. Food as medicine- use yogurt, sauerkraut, keffir, sour cream, pickled and fermented foods. All those contain naturally probiotics.Make sure- no preservatives in them(will kill the "good" germs) .You can eat any of those several times a week with better lasting effect . It is you choice! ...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
Are there any medications/probiotics/vitamins other than antibiotics and St. John’s worth that would interfere with the mini pills effectiveness? Does It matter how many hours are between taking medication and birth control?
Not a big worry: Commonly used antibiotics should not be a problem, except for rifampin. There are very few commonly used medications or supplements that interfere with hormonal contraceptives such as combination OCP's, progesterone mini-pills, etc. There is a chart on a 2009 website that lists some of the things to watch out for: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tre.107/pdf ...Read more
Yes: No problem taking both.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?
Epididymitis infec-: tion. Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Consider using natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract and/or colloidal silver. A natural doc or practitioner can guide you in the use of those things. Peace and good health. Probiotics are helpful w/antibiotics but get multiple strain ones, not one or two strains w/high numbers. ...Read more
YES!: Probiotics will not interfere with your other medications. There are a number of ongoing studies looking into to the benefits of probiotics ( especially Saccharomyces bollardi species of probiotics) and Crohn's, so I would certainly add it to my regimen! Ask your Dr if he has recommendations on a good brand. Not all probiotics are the same, so it is important to avoid just lactobacilli. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I gather that slippery elm should be taken two hours after medication. Does the same thing apply to taking it two hours after probiotics/kefir?
Slippery: I am unaware of any source that recommends that slippery elm interferes with kefir or probiotics. ...Read more
I know you should not take probiotics within 2 hours of medications, but can I take them at the same time as my vitamin & calcium pills?
Probiotics: You should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can probiotics helped with inflammation of the intestines due to an overuse of prescribe medication? If so, what brand would be best to take?
Yogurt: The first thing to do is make certain that you do not have Clostridium difficile colitis and that you are treated for it if you do. If not, then use a cup of unpasteurized yogurt two or three times a day and this will help reconstruct your colonic flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing dark-colored stools for the past two days after taking omeprazole and probiotics. Should I keep taking my medication?
I have a yeast inf. I don't have any medication like fluconazole at the time being. Could I use PB-8 14 billion probiotic to kill off bad yeast ?
Will help, also...: Yes, taking probiotics both by mouth and inserting vaginally at bedtime usually helps. There are many other home remedies that may help.See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/yeast_infection.html for hundreds of people writing about what has and has not helped them. Many report probiotics help but other remedies like Boric Acid (available without Rx at pharmacies) & apple cider vinegar can help too. ...Read more
What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication i'm taking fiber and probiotics i got constapation form of ibs?
I have Clay colored stools for four days. Have not changed my diet. And the only medication I take are probiotics and ultram. Is that normal ?
Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?
What seasonal allergy medications are safe to take with levothyroxine, Jolessa, escitalopram, a multivitamin and a probiotic blend?
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
Is culterelle probiotic safe for everyone to take even if on perscription drugs for heart condition & history of allergies?
Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Restore gut flora: We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines, most of which are friendly & support digestion, improve immune function, affect weight, influence gene expression etc. Antibiotics can kill many friendly bacteria, creating a serious long-term disruption of our flora. Probioitcs can help restore the balance friendly microbes in our GI tract. See http://bit.ly/1lbM1xS for more info. ...Read more
Probably good: However, people respond to probiotic differently to the same strain of probiotics . Some conditions appear to respond to one and not the other. While the issues are far from resolved, i would be inclined to think that it does more good than harm overall. I myself take one daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer