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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
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
Does calcium interfere with amoxycillin and clarithromycin antibiotics. I am also taking xantac along with both meds for h pylori but I also want to prevent yeast infection. I ate activia probiotic yogurt, however it does have calcium. Since I did this at
There should be no problem taking either of these while also eating yogurt. They should work well and be absorbed well. Some antibiotics are not well absorbed if you take lots of calcium pills at the very same time you take the antibiotics. Keep in mind that although yogurt has calcium in it it is not calcium pills. Take care.
Try not to miss any more pills. And if you are worried eat your yogurt at other times than when you take the pills. It should still be helpful! ...Read more
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
Is it okay to give my baby probiotic drink (yakult), she has diarrhea for 2 weeks now. She's 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
Is it ok to drink probiotic drink like yakult? I'm 9 wiks preggy and I drink 3 times a day to help me from nausea and it makes my stomach feel good
My 2year old son had drank lot of yakult the probiotic drin; some black grapes. The same night he kept vomiting. What could be the reason.
Overeating&vomting: Maybe he jsut over ate. If it persists see yor doc. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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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
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
Replace bacteria: Believed to be healthy; 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 syndrome
• Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
• Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more