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Doctor insights on: Saccharomyces Boulardii Probiotic

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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 (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 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

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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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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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Can lactobacillus acidophilus supplements cause cavities?

Can lactobacillus acidophilus supplements cause cavities?

Probably not: The main cavity causing bacteria is streptococcus mutans. They take in sugars from our diet and convert it to acid which in turn, eats away at the enamel of teeth. Good brushing habits and smart eating habits like minimizing ones refined sugar consumption are the best line of defense against developing cavities. Also, a regular dental check up and Fluoride treatment can help keep decay at bay. ...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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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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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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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

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What are some yogurts with live cultures or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements?

What are some yogurts with live cultures or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements?

Stonyfield,Culturele: If you really want the benefits of lactobacillus acidophilus i advise taking it as a supplement, as most yogurts have little if any live cultures. Stonyfield farms is one brand that does have live cultures. For supplements good brands include culturelle, bio-k+, primal defense, dr. Ohirra's & probiotic pearls. See http://www.Probiotic-info.Com/probiotic-supplements-compared/ for more info. ...Read more

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Is taking acidophilus supplement good for curing candida overgrowth ?

Is taking acidophilus supplement good for curing candida overgrowth ?

Wouldn't rely: solely on probiotics to cure a yeast infection. Antifungal medications are best for treatment. ...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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Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Probiotic Yogurt: is like a drop in the ocean for gerd and other conditions. Use a probiotic from the health food store. Dr. Ohira's is a good brand. In general, look for a VARIETY of strains in the product rather than highest numbers in terms of strength. DGL is another good product but no space left. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means related to milk. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that can grow in dairy products. Whey is the thin, clear liquid that is left when milk has curdled; it is high in protein. Probiotics are good for intestinal health. Whey is primarily a protein source. ...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 yogurt rid/prevent yeast infections?

Can yogurt rid/prevent yeast infections?

Maybe yes, maybe not: The average yogurt in your grocery store has dead cultures. A yogurt with live cultures may be helpful.Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented).>. ...Read more

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What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

Probiotic: Good probiotic to take is one with high count of saccharomyces bolardii. You should be taking around 30 million cfus two to three times a day. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take saccharomyces boulardii probiotic tablets while prone to constipation?

Is it a good idea to take saccharomyces boulardii probiotic tablets while prone to constipation?

Saccharomyces: probiotic has been evaluated prospectively in several clinical trials, and seems to have efficacy in a limited number of conditions. However, constipation is not one of them. That being said, taking saccharomyces will not worsen your constipation. ...Read more

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In case of recurrent UTI/diarrhea problem, can usage of Saccharomyces Boulardii probiotic and Cranberry juice cause harm & cause UTI again?

In case of recurrent UTI/diarrhea problem, can usage of Saccharomyces Boulardii probiotic and Cranberry juice cause harm & cause UTI again?

Take as directed: As long as you take the probiotics as directed, they should not cause harm and they may help your diarrhea. Cranberry juice may help to prevent UTIs but still get evaluated by your doctor to find the underlying cause. ...Read more

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If someone is susceptible to fungal and yeast infections ... should he stay away from this specific type of probiotic called Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS 5billions. I have a feeling it is making it worse. Please advise me thank you.

If someone is susceptible to fungal and yeast infections ... should he stay away from this specific type of probiotic called Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS 5billions. I have a feeling it is making it worse. Please advise me thank you.

Unlikely the reason:: There have been reports of fungemia(fungus in the blood stream) from S.boulardii but In most cases, patients who developed fungemia in the setting of probiotic administration had severe comorbidities, were on immunosuppressive medication, had recent surgical intervention, or had recent prolonged hospitalization. Routine fungal infections of skin, vagina,hair or nails are not a contraindication. ...Read more

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Can I take saccharomyces Boulardii while suffering from pytiriasis versicoloured? And does s. boulardii helps with candida overgrowth?

CANDIDA OVERGROWTH : CANDIDA OVERGROWTH: It may help th situation. The best steps are strict GLUTEN FREE DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.COM AND SUPPLEMENTS LIKE CANDIDA CLEAR FROM. NOW PHARM. ...Read more

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Was surprised to read saccharomyces boulardii can cause fatal infections in some people. am i safe using it to help my c diff? i take prednis at times

Was surprised to read saccharomyces boulardii can cause fatal infections in some people. am i safe using it to help my c diff? i take prednis at times

Good advice: Saccharomyces is a yeast that is considered relatively nonpathogenic in immunocompetent adults. Yes there are case reports of it proving fatal in rare instances. Keep in mind however that NOTHING is 100% guaranteed safe, so examine your personal risks before using ANYTHING, & stick with recommended dose & frequency of all medication & supplements (prescribed or otherwise). ...Read more

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Will taking Saccharomyces boulardi and a bacterial based probiotic together be a problem? Will the yeast cause the bacteria to be ineffective?

Will taking Saccharomyces boulardi and a bacterial based probiotic together be a problem? Will the yeast cause the bacteria to be ineffective?

Probiotics: The intestinal flora and the interactions of various organisms is often not easy to predict and the introduction of Saccharomyces and Lactobacilli or other bacilli and which takes over will depend upon multiple poorly defined factors, and whether the patient is also receiving antibiotics for other reasons. There seems no contraindication to taking both, but simply eating Yogurt is quite effective. ...Read more

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I have a chronic diarrhea for years, i cannot eat anything. Does saccharomyces boulardii can help? I am afraid of leading to cancer. Help?

I have a chronic diarrhea for years, i cannot eat anything. Does saccharomyces boulardii can help? I am afraid of leading to cancer. Help?

Chronic diarrhea : Hi, the probiotic can help but make sure that other causes of chronic diarrhea have been ruled out, particularly intestinal infections ; infestations, small bowel inflammatory diseases like crohn's. Immuno-deficiency of various types can present with chronic diarrhea too. If there is wt loss, blood in the stool, abdominal pain, pain while defection, fever, loss of energy see a GI physician. ...Read more

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I found a prenatal with probiotics in there? Is that safe?

I found a prenatal with probiotics in there?  Is that safe?

Yes: Yes, it is generally safe to take probiotics in pregnancy along with prenatal vitamins. Make sure your product has been tested and actually delivers the number of colonies, etc advertised on the label. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for? Are they effective? I've tried them and feel no difference

Many things, yes &..: Probiotics have many uses & benefits. They are famous for reducing GI symptoms like diarrhea & constipation & are proven to prevent diarrhea due to using antibiotics, but they also can regulate/boost/balance the immune system, helping allergies, asthma & autoimmune problems. They can lower cholesterol. See http://online.Wsj.Com/article/sb10001424127887324784404578143402702878118.Html & comment:. ...Read more

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Is 100 billion probiotics too much to take on a daily basis.. Just for maintenance? I feel great, but don't want to overdo it. Thanks

Perfectly safe: While 100 billion may sound like a lot, it is a tiny amount compared to the total number of bacteria that live in our intestines (which is about 100 trillion). You excrete far more than 100 billion bacteria in your stool each day. It is perfectly safe to take 100 billion probiotics every day. ...Read more

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Can i take a probiotic while on prilosec?

Yes, and more: I don't see any contraindication to taking probiotics with prilosec. I also recommend taking calcium/vitamin d/magnesium and b vitamins since acid blockers reduce absorption of these vitamins/minerals. ...Read more

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What type of probiotic should I take to prevent BV?

What type of probiotic should I take to prevent BV?

Probiotics for BV: Oral probiotics will not help prevent BV because there is no way for them to travel from you intestinal tract to your genital tract. I suggest that you let your own vaginal micro-organisms establish their natural equilibrium, i.e no douching. For more information go here: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/bacterial-vaginosis.html ...Read more

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Can I take my multivitamin and probiotic the same day?

Can I take my multivitamin and probiotic the same day?

Of course: No problem. I recommend everyone take a daily multivitamin. Probiotics are unrelated and have a different range of health benefits. There is no reason not to take them on the same day. You will get the greatest benefit by taking probiotics with meals and not at the same time as Penicillin. ...Read more

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I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I also take probiotics?

I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I also take probiotics?

Yes: You can take probiotics, but the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will be counter-balancing them so it will be important to take them after you are done with your course of antibiotics to re-establish your beneficial bacteria in your gut. ...Read more

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How can I take probiotics while on cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Probiotics: Yes, you can certainly take probiotics while on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). I recommend you always take probiotics. ...Read more

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Should I take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time?

Should I take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time?

Yes and no: when u take the antibiotics, wait a couple of hours to take the probiotics, otherwise the antibiotics will kill the probiotics. The way I tell patients is "if you take the antibiotics at 8 in the morning and 8 in the evening, take the probiotics at noon and bedtime." I am available for consultation on HealthTap for various issues. H Robert Silverstein M.D. FACC.Recommended reading www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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How do I give acidophilus probiotics to my 6 month old baby?

How do I give acidophilus probiotics to my 6 month old baby?

Give YOGURT: Yogurt is better for the baby's digestion and it is a food too! this is an example for food as medicine. You can dilute the plain yogurt with a little water. That is what they have been doing in the past when no formulas around. That is much better than the milk for the baby's digestion and for yours too. ...Read more

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Could i take probiotic pills with herbal parasite cleanse pill?

Yes, good idea!: I don't know what is in your herbal parasite cleanse pill but many herbs for parasites also kill unfriendly bacteria and yeast. Some may also kill some of our friendly flora. It is reasonable to take probiotics when taking any antimicrobial, be it pharmaceutical or natural. For best results take them at separate times. ...Read more