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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Kyo Dophilus Probiotics

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What are some of the side effects of probiotics?

What are some of the side effects of probiotics?

Probiotics effects: I commend you for your desire for Good Health.
Probiotics (Lactobacillus) is used for treating and preventing diarrhea, including associated with using Antibiotics.
Side effects are intestinal gas or bloating.
Lactobacillus has caused disease (rarely) in people with weakened immune systems.
People with short bowel syndrome might be more likely than other people to develop lactobacillus infections ...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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Are there any side effects for taking OTC probiotics daily?

Dose dependent : I'm not aware of side effects. I suggest taking less than 10 billion per day for maintenance. Higher if you're sick. ...Read more

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I started taking a probiotic 2 days ago and now I have cola colored urine is that one of the side effects and if I stop taking them when can I expect?

I started taking a probiotic 2 days ago and now I have cola colored urine is that one of the side effects and if  I stop taking them when can I expect?

No: Probiotics should not have this kind of side effect. There are many brands of them, but this dried gut's bacteria do not influence on urine color. Check other medications you taking and stop this brand of probiotics for a week to check the urine color. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking a probiotic supplement?

What are the side effects of taking a probiotic supplement?

Gas, bloating: Probiotics' side effects, if they occur, tend to be mild and digestive (such as gas or bloating) ...Read more

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I was told by a physicharist that probiotics may help with side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) do u agree?

I was told by a physicharist that probiotics may help with side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) do u agree?

No: Probiotics have many beneficial, if mild, effects on health. That they assist with Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects comes from the idea that they can reduce anxiety by supporting increased GABA in the gut, and therefore in the brain. (gaba in the brain reduces the excitatory effects of glutamate) but GABA does not cross the blood brain barrier. So more in the gut has no effect in the brain. ...Read more

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If I take probiotics with clindamycin will that reduce the risk of side effects? (Ex: c diff)

If I take probiotics with clindamycin will that reduce the risk of side effects? (Ex: c diff)

It's Controversial.: Multiple studies have been done to answer this question, and some have shown a decrease in C. difficile, while others have shown no benefit. Because the risk of side effects of probiotics is generally low (but not zero) I usually recommend to take them if you have had a previous episode of C. difficile or if you have other risk factors for it. Otherwise, there is likely not to be much benefit. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis?Scared to take Azythromicin,too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis?Scared to take Azythromicin,too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Urethritis treatment: Azithromycin causes almost no side effects other than stomach upset after a large dose -- and that usually clears up in 1-2 hours. Amoxicillin is a poor choice: it will not cure urethritis except when caused by gonorrhea, and often not then. If you're dead set against azithro, talk with your doctor about doxycycline (but that actually has more side effects). The probiotic will make no difference. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet to follow while taking prevpac(h.Yplori) to prevent side effects? Like activia yogurt and probiotics?

Is there a good diet to follow while taking prevpac(h.Yplori) to prevent side effects? Like activia yogurt and probiotics?

Yes: Always take probiotics with and especially after antibiotics. Saccharomyces boulardi is the yeast against yeast, and beneficial. Lots of probiotics are good. Consider kombucha and kefir. ...Read more

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My daughter is 8 weeks old and she is colicky. does biogaia treatment help and does it have any side effects or is it just probiotics.

My daughter is 8 weeks old and she is colicky. does biogaia treatment help and does it have any side effects or is it just probiotics.

Probiotics: The product is probiotics and is expensive. Many products have been used to treat colic but it seems like time or maturation of the bowel is the cure. Have your baby checked to make sure you are not dealing with any other problem, such as reflux. Look at the website purplecrying.info All the best. ...Read more

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Doc,safe to take a pill of probiotic everyday?can it cause hives,allergies and any other side effects? I had high IGe .any relation to probiotics ?

Doc,safe to take a pill of probiotic everyday?can it cause hives,allergies and any other side effects? I had high IGe .any relation to probiotics ?

Usually: Most people can tolerate probiotics but extremely high doses can cause gastrointestinal upset. I am not aware of any link to hives or allergic diseases. In fact, there are studies showing that probiotics may lower the chance of developing eczema for infants. Do note that not all probiotics are created equal and different strains may be needed for different folks- thus no universal good guy. ...Read more

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How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?

How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?

Diarrhea: 43 F asks: How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics? ANS: if you have C Diff diarrhea it may last until you die. See your Dr to find out what you have. Then treatment will be easier and faster. ...Read more

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Does taking probiotics with antibiotics help prevent the side effects such as stomach cramps or gastritis?

Yes: Probiotics can help maintain good colon health when on antibiotics. Antibiotics kill off healthy bacteria and probiotics replace them in the intestines. This may help prevent bloating and cramping. ...Read more

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I'm on my third day of taking VSL 3 probiotic and have horrible diarrhea. Is this a common side effect?

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

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Can i take a probiotic for constipation while also taking a decongestant without side affects?

Can i take a probiotic for constipation while also taking a decongestant without side affects?

OK to take together.: There should be no problem with this combination. There are plenty of meds that can be used to treat constipation. If you are still having trouble may want to consider one of the more standard therapies. ...Read more

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What are possible side affects of taking a probiotic everyday. I notice i make more frequent bowl movements. Is that normal?

What are possible side affects of taking a probiotic everyday. I notice i make more frequent bowl movements. Is that normal?

You don't need: Unless you are having some stomach related issues, probiotics will do nothing for you at your age. Save your money and ignore them. ...Read more

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I've been taking 14 billion cultures probiotic everyday for a mo. My blood pressure has been lower side but still 'safe'. Stopping today. Am I okay?

I've been taking 14 billion cultures probiotic everyday for a mo. My blood pressure has been lower side but still 'safe'. Stopping today. Am I okay?

Safe but see MD: depends on why you were taking probiotics. If recommended by MD, would continue until followup visit. Alone, is not major cause of changing blood pressure, and will need to better understand the underlying symptoms and issues for which probiotics are being recommended, e.g. antibiotic use, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc. Happy to consult. ...Read more

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I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

Epididymitis infec-: tion. Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Consider using natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract and/or colloidal silver. A natural doc or practitioner can guide you in the use of those things. Peace and good health. Probiotics are helpful w/antibiotics but get multiple strain ones, not one or two strains w/high numbers. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm taking culturalle probiotic. I heard upper leg pain can be a side effect. Is thIs true and should I stop taking them?

Not known sideeffect: I've never heard of leg pain as a side effect of Culturelle or any other probiotics. I searched for info on Culturelle side effects on several sites and found no mention of leg pain. Probiotics can cause some gas, loose stools or constipation, which is usually temporary, and rarely allergic reactions like hives. No need to stop but you many want to consult your doctor as to the cause of leg pain. ...Read more

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I have CHF & started taking a 5 strain probiotic, since then my urine has a strong odor & comes on suddenly & intensly. Is this an ok side effect?

I have CHF & started taking a 5 strain probiotic, since then my urine has a strong odor & comes on suddenly & intensly. Is this an ok side effect?

Urgency: I am not aware of probiotics causing such bladder urgency. The latter is more apt to be due to a bladder infection, diuretics often prescribed in CHF patients, excess caffeine, huge fluid load or simply overactive bladder syndrome. You could temporarily discontinue the probiotic to determine whether it causes urine odor or bladder urgency. Otherwise discuss this problem with your physician. ...Read more

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I am taking cranberry vitamins and probiotic but my urine smells bad! no other side effect though. Why does it smell? I can smell it through my pants

I am taking cranberry vitamins and probiotic but my urine smells bad! no other side effect though. Why does it smell? I can smell it through my pants

May be...: Urine order is individually unique to reflect who you are, what foods, fruits, supplements, and beverages you consume, and how you dry the genital area after urination, but it's ok as long as urinalysis from properly collected specimen is normal and you're symptom-free. Also, note: all urine will smell "bad" after exposing to air for 30 minutes or longer. The longer, the worse. ...Read more

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Can garlic kill good probiotics in the gut because of its antiviral effects?

No: Probiotics are bacteria and not viruses, so there will be no issues with killing your probiotics with garlic. ...Read more

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Can probiotics cancel effects of antibiotics given to an infant at birth? Grandson doubled birth weight at 3 months. What can be done to slow gain?

Can probiotics cancel effects of antibiotics given to an infant at birth?  Grandson doubled birth weight at 3 months.  What can be done to slow gain?

No&Why slow growth? : Probiotics provide a nourishing environment for normal gut germs that help sustain health, they do dot counteract antibiotics. A normal infant is supposed to double his birth weight by 3-4m and triple it by a year. All this sounds normal. Please share concerns with the child's treating physician. ...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