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Will taking Saccharomyces boulardi and a bacterial based probiotic together be a problem? Will the yeast cause the bacteria to be ineffective?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Probiotics

The intestinal flora and the interactions of various organisms is often not easy to predict and the introduction of Saccharomyces and Lactobacilli or other bacilli and which takes over will depend upon multiple poorly defined factors, and whether the patient is also receiving antibiotics for other reasons.
There seems no contraindication to taking both, but simply eating Yogurt is quite effective.

In brief: Probiotics

The intestinal flora and the interactions of various organisms is often not easy to predict and the introduction of Saccharomyces and Lactobacilli or other bacilli and which takes over will depend upon multiple poorly defined factors, and whether the patient is also receiving antibiotics for other reasons.
There seems no contraindication to taking both, but simply eating Yogurt is quite effective.
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