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When Can You Take Probiotic While Taking Antibiotics
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
How much alcohol?: Simply put, alcohol kills bacteria. Most probiotics are good bacteria. Since you haven't quantitated for us your alcohol intake (a glass, a gallon? ; monthly, daily?) its hard to know the actual impact your consumption may have relative to your ability to metabolize the alcohol & rate of GI transit. To be safest, don't drink excessively (no more than 1 a day)--that's good advice for anyone! ...Read more
According to ...: ... Drugs.Com: "azithromycin has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Azithromycin should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.". ...Read more
Yes: Azo (azo-standard) has Phenazopyridine in it. This is a dye and a urinary tract analgesic. The dye will turn your urine red, but will help relieve the discomfort of a urinary tract infection and does acidify the urine- which will help to eradicate the infection. Yes it can be taken safely with the antibiotics- which should be used for the full prescribed course and not stopped just when symptoms. ...Read more
Yes!: There are many different types of DayQuil. The products found in DayQuil are used for pain relief, decongestant, and as a cough suppressant. It is okay to take metronidazole with any form of Dayquil. NyQuil products that contain alcohol - and most do - should be avoided. The combination of alcohol and metronidazole can make the patient feel very ill. ...Read more
When should you take the probiotics when taking the antibiotics ciciprofloxacin and metronidazole?
Both during & after: I advise taking probiotics both during & after antibiotic therapy. It is wise to take sacchromyces boulardii (like florastor) during treatment to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea & yeast overgrowth & a high potency acidophilus/bifidus (at least 20 billion bacteria) both during treatment and for 2-4 weeks afterwards. ...Read more
Yes.What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, & how long you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are no significant interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
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