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Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Cranberry juice: ONLY WARFARIN SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN WITH CRANBERRY JUICE. NO KNOWN INTERACTION WITH OTHERS. WARFARIN IS THE GENERIC NAME FOR COUMADIN, (warfarin) JANTOVEN AND OTHERS. ...Read more

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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How can probiotics update gut flora?

How can probiotics update gut flora?

Variable per person: Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's goals with probiotics. GI transit time, diet, use of probiotics, co-morbidities that may require use of antibiotics or other medications that affect gut flora, as well as the underlying pathology found in the gut may all alter benefit. Typically your "back to normal" in 3-4 days w/lots of probiotics to choose from. ...Read more

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Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more

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Will 100 billion icus probiotics help bacterial vaginitis?

Will 100 billion icus  probiotics help bacterial vaginitis?

Unclear: Although there is a good theory that probiotics may help recurrent cases of bacterial vaginosis studies on probiotics in general have shown limited results. ...Read more

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can taking probiotics prevent clostridium difficile infections?

Can taking probiotics prevent clostridium difficile infections?

Yes.: Studies have shown that probiotics can prevent c.Diff infections and other antibiotic associated complications like diarrhea. Best way to prevent c.Diff infections is good hand washing if you visit a hospital or nursing home. Also by not taking antibiotics for viral illnesses like bronchitis and sinusitis. You increase your risk of c. Diff when you take abx for things like these. ...Read more

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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab.Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, i don't work for them!). ...Read more

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Yogurt with acidophilus and bifidus good for yeast infection?

Yogurt with acidophilus and bifidus good for yeast infection?

When taken orally: It may be beneficial. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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What probiotic is good for candida yeast gnc 50 ultra 50 probiotic complex or gnc multi strain probiotic conplex 10 billion cfus ? Plz suggest me thx.

Probably won't help: No probiotic is likely to be effective in treating a yeast infection. If that's what you have, you need treatment with a proper anti-yeast antibiotic. However, if you're talking about "systemic" candidasis, it's an urban myth; there is no such thing, and no treatment makes any difference. Discuss with a scientifically trained physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can taking probiotic acidophilus capsules help get rid of yeast infection?

Can taking probiotic acidophilus capsules help get rid of yeast infection?

Probably not: Probiotics help prevent yeast infections, and can make them less severe when u get them and less often, but probiotics will not treat yeast infections, once u get an infection u need otc or script meds to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Will taking Dulcolax kill gut flora?

Will taking Dulcolax kill gut flora?

No.: it will have no effect on the gut flora. The go flora is usually affected mostly by antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Macrobiotic diet advice?

Macrobiotic diet advice?

Depends: If you are using it for bowel regularity, any yogurt with active cultures will do well. If you are doing it to supplement clostridium difficile treatment, the two options are lactobacillus or saccharomyces cerevisiae - you doctor can prescribe them. The main contraindication to either is if you have an impaired immune system. ...Read more

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Is beano a probiotic?

Is beano a probiotic?

No it is not: Beano is not a Probiotic. Beano is an enzyme. A probiotic is either a bacteria or yeast. An enzyme is a protein, a protein is like a machine in cells. Beano is an enzyme that breaks sugars down to simple sugars that your body can absorb more easily. A bacteria can also break down food into something that body can absorb more easily. ...Read more

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Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more

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Can you take culturelle probiotic and rephresh pro b together?

Can you take culturelle probiotic and rephresh pro b together?

Sure: Probiotics are just collections of bacteria and the various bacteria do not interact with each other. You can take as many different types as you wish with no negative effects. But there is no evidence that a single probiotic, let alone several at once, cure any specific GI problems. As they are harmless, the only negative effect of taking them is to your pocketbook. ...Read more

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Is culturelle probiotic any good? Please advise!

Is culturelle probiotic any good? Please advise!

Probiotic brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Perhaps, marketing: yet few clinical trials, little reliable data. Like many OTC products, labels does not even match the contents. While some data about probiotic benefits with clostridium difficile & ulcerative colitis exists, few reliable brands. Thus natural fermented products likely a better option for now. Study the: "Human Microbiome Project" for insights; >another decade to sort out some of the complexity. ...Read more

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What's the probiotics?

What's the probiotics?

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 more

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What do ProBiotics do?

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

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Probiotics . Good for u?

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 more

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Is probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for?

What are probiotics for?

Replace bacteria: healthy for humans; in many areas of our body, skin, intestinal tract, perineal area, etc. While human cells contain about 30,000 genes, adult humans carry over a 1,000,000 genes, the additional ones being part of the human microbiome, a slowly evolving area of research & understanding due to the fantastic complexity of which bacteria are symbiotic, commensal &/or pathologic in what locations. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for ?

What are probiotics for ?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do probiotics really help?

Do probiotics really help?

Help with what?: Probiotics MAY help. They are usually still alive, if stored properly all the time from production, through shipping, to being on the store shelf. The living microorganisms get weaker and die over time. The problem is that nobody can really tell how much live material was in the package to start, how much is alive when one buys it, how much survives at home, nor how much goes to one's intestine. ...Read more

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Who should take probiotics?

Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic?

What is the best probiotic?

Align : I tend to recommend this brand of probiotics for patients with bloating & irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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How effective are probiotics?

How effective are probiotics?

Very: In this era of frequent antibiotic use and poor dietary habits, probiotics help replete the body's natural flora. They help prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and keep fungal growth also at a healthy level. There have been studies also proving that probiotics contribute to intestinal health and digestion and regularity. But just like everything else, all things should be done in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the best probiotics?

Probiotics: The best choice is a timed release probiotic with multiple strains and at least millions of cultures. ...Read more

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Does probiotics really work ?

Does probiotics really work ?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Look for multiple strain products. ...Read more

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What probiotic brands are best?

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Probiotics: My favorite is Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care. Also, NOW Foods Probiotic-10. Review with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Could labneh contain probiotics?

Could labneh contain probiotics?

Not positive: But since Greek Yogurt is often a good source of probiotics - my thought is that Labneh might also be. ...Read more

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How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

Yogurt tastes better: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. Both are safe, but yogurts taste better? And contain calciums/vitamins. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of probiotics?

Intestinal health: Probiotics help maintain the normal bacterial balance of your intestines. This approach is going to be the next "big" thing in medicine (in my opinion). If you don't have any issues, you probably don't need them, but they won't hurt. If you have irritable bowels, diarrhea, or cramping, trying a medicine like florastor or align can't hurt! ...Read more

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How long do probiotics take to work?

Probiotics: They begin to work within the day of consumption. ...Read more

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When should someone take probiotics?

Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system. Probiotics can be helpful for • Irritable bowel syndromeInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) • Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites) • Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more