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I'm on antibiotics. 200mg metronidazole 3 x daily. Is it safe to additionally drink probiotic 'yakult' in addition to a probiotic pill?

I'm on antibiotics. 200mg metronidazole 3 x daily. Is it safe to additionally drink probiotic 'yakult' in addition to a probiotic pill?

Probiotics : Have shown mixed results in studies but pills or drinks like yakult have lactobacillus which can help restore the natural flora of the GI tract. Some people prefer to substitute yogurt or other lactobacillus containing foods for probiotic foods or decrease the amount of the probiotic pill and take a combination of lactobacillus food plus probiotic pill. ...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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Can child age of 20 months drink full cream milk for adults and probiotics like yakult?

Can child age of 20 months drink full cream milk for adults and probiotics like yakult?

Whole milk: Yes at age 1 year the child can drink regular whole milk & all kinds of dairy products made of whole milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give my baby probiotic drink(yakult),she has diarrhea for 2 weeks now.. Shes taking 3 cotrimoazole,metronidazole and co-amoxiclav.

Is it okay to give my baby probiotic drink(yakult),she has diarrhea for 2 weeks now.. Shes taking 3 cotrimoazole,metronidazole and co-amoxiclav.

Poor Baby: Wow, this is a lot of antibiotics! Please double check with your prescribing doctor on these doses, especially the amoxiclav, this is the one that is most notorious for diarrhea. Yes, you may give her a probiotic. If she is more than two or three days away from the last dose, please bring her back to the doctor for a check, given the length of diarrhea, and to check her weight. ...Read more

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Are probiotic drinks like yakult healthy for kids?

Are probiotic drinks like yakult healthy for kids?

Probiotics: Some studies have shown beneficial effects of probiotics. Yogurt is rich in those friendly bacteria as well as protein and calcium. ...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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Is it ok to drink probiotic drink like yakult? Im 9 wiks preggy and i drink 3 times a day to help me from nausea and it makes my stomach feel good

Is it ok to drink probiotic drink like yakult? Im 9 wiks preggy and i drink 3 times a day to help me from nausea and it makes my stomach feel good

Yes: Otherwise they would have a warning label. It makes your stomach feel good. I do not see a problem and I have never read that there is a problem. Good luck and congratulations for your future child. ...Read more

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Garlic as they say have prebiotics..can i eat it and how long should i wait before i take yakult as a source of probiotics?

Good nutrition : I think a healthy diet is an important part of overall health. Yakult is a yogurt drink that contains the "good bacteria" that help with digestion -"Probiotics". Prebiotics refer to the source fuels for these bacteria. Garlic, bananas, oatmeal, berries, onions, legumes and dairy products are some sources. I think if you "listen" to your body you can find which foods are most agreeable to you. ...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