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How to prevent side effects of antibiotics with probiotics

Probiotics have been shown to prevent and treat common side effects of antibiotics, such as

  • stomachache
  • Diarrhea
  • vaginal infections

Some forms of antibiotics, especially cephalosporins, clindamycin, or fluoroquinolones, induce colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine, in some people. This type of colitis is caused by a toxin produced by the Clostridium difficile bacterium, which is resistant to many antibiotics and grows in the intestines when the antibiotics destroy other normal bacteria in the intestine.

You can protect yourself from these uncomfortable side effects by following these guidelines:-

  • take an extra dose of probiotics a few days before taking antibiotics. An additional dose could be an additional 10 billion CFU of probiotics or a serving of yogurt or kefir.
  • during the period of intake of antibiotics, take two or more doses of probiotics during the day. Take probiotics at least Three hours Other than antibiotics. Taking both at the same time simply defeats the purpose as the drug will totally destroy friendly bacteria.
  • get a variety of bacteria by taking yogurt and kefir or supplementing with six different strains of bacteria.
  • spent saccharomyces boulardii, a non-pathogenic yeast that works as a probiotic. Antibiotics can only kill bacteria and cannot kill yeast.
  • Continue taking an additional dose of probiotics daily for one week after completing the antibiotic medication to replenish the good bacteria.
  • Support the growth of your good bacteria by eating a high fiber diet.

Note for people with candidiasis/candida and/or sensitivity to milk

  • The supplements work best if you are sensitive to cow’s milk in yogurt and kefir or if you have Candida. Brands like UAS Labs and Natren carry the dairy-free version.
  • Saccharomyces boulardii it has nothing to do with candida, the yeast responsible for fungal infections. Pretty, S.boulardii It is recommended by nutritionists for the treatment of Candida overgrowth. Research has also shown that this form of yeast is effective against Clostridium difficile infection. Florastor is a well known brand name for this health promoting yeast supplement.