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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Stopping Probiotics

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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

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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What are some side effects of probiotics?

What are some 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

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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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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 every day?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 every day?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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I've been taking 14 billion cultures probiotic every day 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 every day 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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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?

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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Is an immediate acne breakout (within a week) a result of stopping antibiotics or starting a high dosage probiotics?

Is an immediate acne breakout (within a week) a result of stopping antibiotics or starting a high dosage probiotics?

Possibly: If you were having problems with acne breakouts, it is possible that continuous antibiotic administration was suppressing your acne tendency. When you discontinued steady antibiotic intake, skin bacteria may have proliferated causing an outbreak. A dermatologist is best qualified to answer your question, however. I don't think taking probiotics was the cause of the outbreak. ...Read more

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I took antibiotics for acne for a week then stopped, and took a strong probiotics. My skin breaks out again, but from stopping antibiotics or die off?

I took antibiotics for acne for a week then stopped, and took a strong probiotics. My skin breaks out again, but from stopping antibiotics or die off?

Confusing question: Acne is often considered a teen issue that disappears with age & in some it does.However,;some will have recurrent outbreaks well into their thirties. Your question is not clear. You took abx then stopped. It got better or maybe not. None of this paints a clear picture of what your question is. You need to have a good daily skin routine that may/not require antibiotics. Work it out with your doc. ...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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Since starting a new probiotic I have been feeling very anxious a couple hrs after. Could a probiotic cause this? Is it reason to stop taking it?

Since starting a new probiotic I have been feeling very anxious a couple hrs after. Could a probiotic cause this? Is it reason to stop taking it?

Perhaps indirectly: There is evidence that probiotics can help reduce anxiety.
I haven't heard of them causing anxiety but perhaps they're killing yeast and unfriendly bacteria in your gut and you're experiencing a "die-off" or Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. If so this should lessen over time, but maybe you are sensitive to this probiotic and you should try a different brand. See
http://tinyurl.com/yalgcvpc ...Read more

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If I take probiotics every day for a while, will I become dependent on them. I'm just curious if I were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

If I take probiotics every day for a while, will I become dependent on them. I'm just curious if I were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

No dependency.: If you decide to take probiotics, your body will not become dependent on them, and you can stop them at any time with no problems. Except in unusual clinical circumstances, however, regular use of probiotics hasn't been shown to improve your health. Since there doesn't seem to be many potential side effects, deciding to take probiotics is a personal choice. Good luck. ...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 effects?

Can I take a probiotic for constipation while also taking a decongestant without side effects?

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 effects of taking a probiotic every day. 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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If you have been using probiotics for years and your gut and everything is healthy, will the good bacteria remain and when you stop using it?

Perhaps: The nature of the intestinal flora is often determined by your dietary intake. If you have large numbers of lactobacilli or bifidobacterium in your colon and your diet consists predominantly of dairy products they may remain there without your ingesting probiotics. Unpasteurized culture yogurt is a great substitute. ...Read more

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Was successfully treated for c diff in Aug. Doc said to take probiotics for the rest of my life. Can I stop if I replace pills with other probiotic?

Was successfully treated for c diff in Aug. Doc said to take probiotics for the rest of my life. Can I stop if I replace pills with other probiotic?

Yes, however...: I question the need to take probiotics the rest of your life. Once you have re-established healthy flora it should be maintained by a healthy diet (which can include yogurt/sauerkraut & other foods with friendly flora). But I'd be very cautious to take antibiotics only when essential & be careful in the choice of antibiotics. Take large doses of probiotics during & after antibiotic Rx. ...Read more

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When do I need to stop probiotics before taking the helicobacter pylori breath test?

When do I need to stop probiotics before taking the helicobacter pylori breath test?

No need to stop: If there is Helicobacter pylori in your stomach the breath test will be positive and probiotics will have no effect on the result. According to this article there is no need to stop any medicines prior to the breath test:
http://www.medicinenet.com/urea_breath_test/article.htm ...Read more