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Can I take probiotics after finishing my antibiotics?

Can I take probiotics after finishing my antibiotics?

Yes: It is helpful in restoring the healthy normal bacteria that are part of the intestinal flora. ...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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How long do I take a probiotic for antibiotics, a few days beyond the antibiotics?

How long do I take a probiotic for antibiotics, a few days beyond the antibiotics?

That's good: I usually recommend taking probiotics for 5 days after the completion of an antibiotic course. There is no science behind this, just my anecdotal clinical experience. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before working out again after finishing a course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics?

How long should I wait before working out again after finishing a course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics?

As long as U feel-: -good, there is no reason not 2 workout. Antibiotics R not something that should limit Ur workout schedule. The only time is when U R sick. After 24-36 hours U R not going 2 spread anything. Some antibiotics in the tetracycline family can cause skin reactions from the sun, & there R some others. If indoors no need 2 B concerned. ...Read more

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How soon after finishing antibiotic, metronidazole can I go out and drink a good amount?

How soon after finishing antibiotic, metronidazole can I go out and drink a good amount?

No such thing: Your question about wanting to drink a "good amount" points to drinking problem. You must discuss the matter with your doctor. Impairment begins with the first drink! alcohol is responsible for a large number of avoidable accidents, liver, heart and brain diseases, cancers, fetal defects and mental retardation. Stay away from alcohol given your desire to drink a "good amount"! ...Read more

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Does good bacteria restore naturally after taking antibiotics? If yes, roughly how long? I've been off Amoxcillin about a week. Is a probiotic needed?

Does good bacteria restore naturally after taking antibiotics? If yes, roughly how long? I've been off Amoxcillin about a week. Is a probiotic needed?

Probiotic: Means for nature. It replaces the good bacteria in your GI tract and is good for you and your digestion. Peace and good health. Your intestinal flora may or may not return to balance. A probiotic is an excellent choice. ...Read more

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If I have an STD and i take my antibiotic tablet and vomit a few hours later will the antibiotic still be affective?

Maybe: The pill after two hours may have made its way far enough down the digestive tract to escape the retrograde intestinal contractions caused by vomiting. If you did not detect the pill or pill residue in the emesis, you probably retained the majority of the medicine. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after starting cipro (ciprofloxacin) should a woman start diflucan to prevent a yeast infection?

How long after starting cipro (ciprofloxacin) should a woman start diflucan to prevent a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: The drug Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a powerful fluoroquinone antibiotic and is in the system days after the last pill is taken. You should ask your doctor if there is a more appropriate antibiotic (based on culture and sensitivity) that can treat your infection without giving you a yeast infection. If you are just extremely sensitive, then talk about probiotics or vaginal suppositories to help maintain your flora. ...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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Can the antibiotic minocycline permanently cure your acne after a three month course?

Can the antibiotic minocycline permanently cure your acne after a three month course?

No: Antibiotics help reduce the number of bacteria in the glands that cause acne but they do not eliminate the bacteria entirely and when you stop it goes back to what it was unless you are past that acne stage. For some this is in the late teenage years but some people have troublesome acne through much of their adult life. ...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 after finishing a round of Ciprofloxacin can I start drinking?

How long after finishing a round of Ciprofloxacin can I start drinking?

The next day: It should be gone from your system by the day after the last dose. ...Read more

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How to prevent getting yeast when taking a 10-day course of antibiotics for UTI?

How to prevent getting yeast when taking a 10-day course of antibiotics for UTI?

Better to wait: Probably best to do nothing, but wait and see if yeast develops and treat it then. It may not happen; antibiotics don't always cause yeast, and it's more likely with some antibiotics than others. If you have had repeated yeast infections with similar antibiotics as this one, maybe preventive "azole" treatment (vaginal cream or fluconazole orally). Check w/ doc treating your UTI. ...Read more

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Taking 875 augmentin for strep, is it advisable to also take probiotics? Is eating a yogurt a day enough? Should I continue after completed? Advice

Taking 875 augmentin for strep, is it advisable to also take probiotics? Is eating a yogurt a day enough? Should I continue after completed? Advice

Yes : Studies show probiotics are an excellent way to proactively prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea. Yogurt not enough but won't hurt. I recommend Saccharomyces, the probiotic Florastor, which is a yeast and not killed by antibiotics. Best for kids and adults especially those with a sensitive stomach. Then add or switch to lactobacillus for one month after stopping the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could ciprofloxacin give men a yeast infection after its finished ? Should I take a probiotic?

Could ciprofloxacin give men a yeast infection after its finished ? Should I take a probiotic?

Yes and yes: I always recommend taking a probiotic when taking an antibiotic and to continue the probiotic for at least a couple of months after. In fact, I usually recommend that my patients take a probiotic daily for general health, but especially if taking an antibiotic. ...Read more

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On antibiotics for strep throat. I take penicillin twice daily and forgot a whole day and started taking it again. Will it work still?

Yes: Make sure that you comply with twice daily dosing from here on out and finish all of your antibiotics, even if you feel 100% better before they are all gone. It is sometimes helpful to set a timer to remind yourself when doses are due. Take Care ...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