Antibiotics and probiotics

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Is there any advantage or not, to taking  probiotcs whilst taking a antibiotic and pain killers to tackle a infection?

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    Agree with Linda59603.

    My Doctor also said the same and in fact said that taking probiotic at the same time as antibiotics meant that the antibiotics would likely be having to work even harder to also kill the probiotic microbes etc. so not a good thing.

    Taking painkillers is ok but been advised to not take Ibuprofen as it has a very detrimental effect on stomach over time and may contribute to the issues. There are natural anti-inflammatory alternatives such as turmeric with black pepper in almond milk if you can cope with flavour-it takes some getting used to, ginger, herbs (Marshmallow, Wild Yam and many others) and I'm told it's important to keep your vitamins and minerals up as these will be depleted and can quickly make you feel rather low. Good luck.

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    Yes that's right, wait till you've finished the course of antibiotics then take the probiotics to replenish your system. 
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    I agree to wait until after you are done with the antibiotics. The probiotics will be needed to restore the good bacteria.
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    Hi, pretty much as I expected. I read in a magazine somewhere about it being a good idea to take probiotict when taking antibiotics.At the time I thought that sounds wrong. Over the years of having to have a course of antibiotics I find starting the probiotict 24 hours after taking the last one to be about right.
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