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Doctor insights on: Taking A Probiotic With An Antibiotic

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Will taking probiotics while on antibiotics help prevent yeast?

Will taking probiotics while on antibiotics help prevent yeast?

It may...: Probiotics help keep the normal bacteria in balance whil ethe antibioticcs kill both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria mayplay a role in preventing yeat (not a bacteria0 by competing against it in your body. Hygiene, weight loss and avoidance of diabetes is especially in preventing yeast infection. Also keeping skin dry not most under breast and under other fat/skin folds. ...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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A family member is taking vancomycin for c. Diff. Is there any contraindication of taking probiotics during the antibiotic course (taken hours apart).

A family member is taking vancomycin for c. Diff. Is there any contraindication of taking probiotics during the antibiotic course (taken hours apart).

Choose carefully...: Most probiotics would not survive the antibiotics designed to kill c.Difficile. On the other hand, sacchromyces boulardis (florastor, ; other brands) may prove helpful as an adjunct to therapy ; it will resist most anti-bacterial drugs. ...Read more

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Will taking a probiotic together with amoxillcillin antibiotic ease the diarrhea & stomach cramps ?

Will taking a probiotic together with amoxillcillin antibiotic ease the diarrhea & stomach cramps ?

Yes: Evidence shows that probiotics ease symptoms of antibiotic associated diarrhea. Caution though: are the symptoms really antibiotic associated, and what is the quality of the probiotic? Because probiotics are considered a food rather than a drug and are therefore not regulated by the FDA, you have to check that what's on the label is really in the bottle. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is Yogi Detox Tea safe to drink? I'm on Sulfamethoxazole for 8 more days and have a Skyla IUD. Also taking Probiotics for the prophylactic antibiotics

Is Yogi Detox Tea safe to drink? I'm on Sulfamethoxazole for 8 more days and have a Skyla IUD. Also taking Probiotics for the prophylactic antibiotics

No. No "detox" need.: The word DETOX is confusing and misleading (unless detox'ing from drug use). Normally, there is no toxin to remove from the body. The word is used by people trying to sell products claimed to help one's health. Avoid putting DETOX stuff into your body, and save your money. Have healthy habits. Never smoke anything. Eat nutritious foods. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Be happy. ...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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How much probiotic should I take when I'm taking 500 mg of antibiotic? Thanks

How much probiotic should I take when I'm taking 500 mg of antibiotic?
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The probiotic dose: and duration of treatment isn't known for sure. However, if you use a probiotic, you should start it at the same time as you start the antibiotic. Probiotic species like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium & Sarcomycetes are perfectly safe to ingest as long as you have a healthy immune system. We just don't know if they're effective in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea. ...Read more

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While taking a course of an antibiotics, how far (hours) should you space taking a probiotic so that it doesn't effect the antibiotic or visa versa?

While taking a course of an antibiotics, how far (hours) should you space taking a probiotic so that it doesn't effect the antibiotic or visa versa?

Hours: If you are taking antibiotics you should take your probiotic several hours later, but.... There is a probiotic that isn't killed by antibiotics because it is a nontoxic form of yeast. It is called sacromyces boulardii. You can take that with antibiotics and it will prevent you from getting candida. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more