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Probiotic Side Effects Diarrhea
How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?
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
I'm on my third day of taking VSL 3 probiotic and have horrible diarrhea. Is this a common side effect?
Probiotic troubles: I wonder whether the diarrhea might have come from some antibiotics that were given recently or this product? Sometimes there can be abdominal discomfort or even diarrhea with these products - depending on your tolerances. You should probably stop taking them and call your GI doctor for help. In the mean time, taking in some fluids/chicken soup will help with the volume losses. Hope u feel better. ...Read more
Never had digestive issues and take probiotics daily. 4 weeks ago started having diarrhea and I still have it. It looks like powder. Any ideas?
I have had diarrhea for 5 days. Have been on brat diet, not much success. Pepto and probiotic pills have little effect. Need help on next step.
Multiple subtotal colectomy (STC) since 2000. Have had diarrhea every BM every day for 14+ yrs. Have followed FOD MAP diet, probiotics, etc. Help!
Kathleen: Try taking two to three Immodium AD capsules (OTC) ...Read more
Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"
Probiotics have not been shown to be beneficial, the commercial messages notwithstanding.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
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I had severe c diff a year ago, and am wondering if I have it again, if so can a good probiotic alone cure it after first signs of diarrhea show up?
It is important to: Get tested for c diff and then take antibiotics if the result shows the infection. ...Read more
Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It safer to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea
Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It is better to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. Another type of doc may answer this question too and address conventional medications. ...Read more
How to treat episodes of diarrhea? Probiotics? Bread? And solutions for gas too would be appreciated.
Endefen is a natural: Product used to help w/GI symptoms. Start w/seeing your doc first to get a proper diagnosis. Take Endefen to see if it helps. Also consider a food sensitivity test by Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have Ulcerative colitis and started taking a pribiotic (VSL3) 3 days ago. I have gotten diarrhea from the probiotic. Is this normal?
Yes: But if persists need to see a gasteroentrologist ...Read more
In May last colonoscopy which was ok. After that bouts of diarrhea lasting 1week & nothing for 1week. Md face me probiotics what is wrong?
Considerations: So, did the diarrhea come back again after not having it for a week? Is it literally every other week? Have you carefully reviewed your diet-any changes? Are you under a lot of stress? Do the probiotics help? Do you have accompanying stomach pain or nausea? You and your doctor may consider a diagnosis of IBS if this continues, especially since your colonoscopy was normal. ...Read more
Can difucan and probiotics work against eachother if someone is still having diarrhea and needs and antibiotc to fight a respiratory problem?
No: Probiotics are supplements of "good" bacteria taken orally to replenish bacteria that can be suppressed by antibiotics or overgrowth of yeast in the gut. Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal that will treat the yeast overgrowth. This can assist in the effectiveness of the probiotics, if that is your goal. ...Read more
I had antibiotic associated diarrhea bad after being on 2 differnt Antibiotics. Been on probiotics. How long before I can take antibiotics again?
Depends: The answer depends on many factors. Did you have an infection with C. difficile? How severe? Which antibiotic contributed to your infection? What is the severity of the new illness requiring antibiotics? Will it need to be treated with the same antibiotic that gave you troubles before? As you can see, the answer is complex, and will need to be addressed by your physician at the time. Good luck! ...Read more
Leaving for10 day vaca today. Do not want diarrhea, started vanco yesterday, can I use imodium (loperamide) and probiotics? 5 hr plane trip. Help ty
Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?
Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms much more than the elderly or ill and therefore tend to go on with the infection a lot longer before seeking treatment. It may resolve spontaneously. But better if you go to your primary, ID or GI doctor. Avoid clindamycin in the future. ...Read more
6 days left of Lamisil (terbinafine) course. Diarrhea for past 10 days, worsening now. Diet consist of bananas, bread, h2o only. Can you recommend a probiotic pleas?
Probiotics...: Two probiotics I trust and recommend to my patients are align and vsl #3. In addition to the brat diet which you appear to be on, you could try taking an anti-diarrheal such as kaopectate or Imodium (loperamide) to help control frequency of diarrhea. Your bottom will thank you if you switch from tp to flushable wet wipes. Good luck. ...Read more
I have diarrhea for about two weeks, doctor gave me some antibiotics and probiotics and it hasn't gone away. What should I do?
Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?
After a severe UTI & diarrhea, my male friend is eating probiotics (Pure Biotic Premium), noticed dark urine again. Is it due to probiotics?
I am Canadian and travelling to South America. I was unable to take dukerol for travellers diarrhea. Should I bring a antibiotic? Probiotic?
South America Travel: I would not recommend taking any antibiotic prophylactically. However, if you can, it would be helpful if you had your doctor give you prescriptions for ciprofloxacin and metronidazole and get them filled to take with you. These two antibiotics should take care of any intestinal problems you might pick up. Have a safe trip. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more