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Should u take probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Should u take probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Yes: Probiotics have been shown to help decrease antibiotic associated diarrhea and abdominal pain. The probiotic that has been studied the most with this regard is saccharomyces boulardii. ...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 you take a probiotics after taking antibiotics?

Can you take a probiotics after taking antibiotics?

It is recommended: taking probiotics before, during and after your course of antibiotics can actually help to maintain the balance in your GI system. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics should one take probiotics, and what number billion bacteria count is suggested?

How long after taking antibiotics should one take probiotics, and what number billion bacteria count is suggested?

No one knows but...: No one can answer with certainty but an analysis of 63 research studies show an impressive 42% reduction in diarrhea secondary to antibiotics, a very common problem. However, these studies used different strains & doses. I advise taking mixed strains with at least 10 billion microbes for a month after antibiotics; take during treatment too, when sacchromyces boulardii is esp. Helpful.See comment:. ...Read more

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Hello should i take probiotics whilst taking antibiotics, and how should i space the time between between taking them.

Hello should i take probiotics whilst taking antibiotics, and how should i space the time between between taking them.

Depends how U use it: Erythromycin is best not on an empty stomach, and probiotics usually go well with right before you eat. So, you could space them apart. You may want to take double or triple the probiotic dose while you're on the antibiotics as it will wipe out your natural gut flora. And you should take it daily anyways on an ongoing basis, but at lower amounts just for gut health. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take probiotics while taking antibiotics?

Probiotics: No it is not bad, although most probiotics are bacteria which are sensitive to the antibiotic being used and will therefore be killed along with the intestinal flora. There are some probiotics, like Saccharomyces boulardi, which will survive antibiotic exposure. Caution must be used if the patient is immunosuppressed, because there have been reports of sepsis due to the bacteria in probiotics. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take probiotics while taking antibiotics ?

Do you think I should take probiotics while taking antibiotics ?

Perhaps, But ......: Since anti=against + bio=life + tic=thing are poisons, killing or suppressing whatever organisms are susceptible/sensitive to them, helpful or harmful, then your idea makes good sense. Unfortunately, large comparative clinical trials to help define/refine relative success vs. Failure are lacking, thus your own personal clinical trial(s) and guesses are the dominant evidence. ...Read more

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Is it effective to take probiotics while taking antibiotics for h pylori?

Is it effective to take probiotics while taking antibiotics for h pylori?

Saccharomyces yeast:: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2008/188/5/probiotics-sorting-evidence-myths is a type of probiotic that is not sensitive to standard antibiotics, and would work while h pylori is being treated. ...Read more

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Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?

Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?

Yes....: Given the distribution of what is considered "normal flora" in a nale vs female body, lactobacillus is found mInly in the vagina and its secretions. You may want to try other probiotics orgood products such as Saccharomyces boulardii and Greek-stule yoghurt, respectively. ...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