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koo
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My probiotic capsules are 60 billion per capsule. I take 3 a day.

Is the recommendation divided doses or all three at one time?

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Divided doses most of the time is the preferred. Does your bottle have instructions? If not, can you contact the company?

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I space them out.

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I would imagine that it's good to take the probiotics away from the antibiotics. Not sure how long to separate them. I used to think you could take them all together but I'm not sure that's a good idea.

I don't really know for sure. Maybe someone else could chime in about that?

I would take the probiotics in divided doses. You may want to drink unsweetened kefir, too. I'm not a doctor - that's just an educated guess.

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Antibiotics in the stomach will kill probiotics in the stomach. So, to avoid that, take the probiotics at least 2 hours after you have taken the antibiotics.

This way, the antibiotics have left the stomach by the time you take the probiotics. Then, the probiotics can do their work--until you take antibiotics again.

Also, if you can arrange your pill schedule so that you can take your last probiotic right before bed, that is good because the probiotic will have all night to repopulate your gut.

From p. 28 of Burrascano:

"Usual dose is two with each meal. Plan to mix together several different brands to broaden the spectrum."

Burrascano also says to take unsweetened kefir daily, 2 to 4 oz. It is said to more permanently replenish gut flora. You can buy it in many grocery stores in the yogurt section.

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Taking them close together can reduce the effectiveness of the antibiotics.

QUOTE- "As with many medications, antibiotics should not be taken with four hours of probiotics to prevent the risk of weakening the antibiotic effect.

If possible, probiotics should be started several days prior to antibiotics and continue for up to a month afterward."

http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/consultations/can-probiotics-be-taken-with-antibiotics/article/198004/

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QUOTE- "In rare cases, probiotics have been linked to serious adverse effects such as fungemia82- 87 and bacterial sepsis88; hence, potential adverse effects of probiotics must be reviewed with the efficacy data, especially because little research attention has focused on adverse effects of probiotics used in clinical practice.6

Although none of the included trials reported such adverse events, it is noteworthy that few trials addressed these outcomes, especially because cases of such infections suspected to be associated with the administered organisms were reported decades ago.6"

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1151505

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Thanks for posting TF & Tincup. I like to use more "natural" methods but I'm not necessarily anti-drug (big pHarma drugs, that is).

Anyone know what the deal is with kombucha? I heard or read somewhere it is a yeast. I used to drink it pretty often but I got a yeast infection that was really hard to get rid of. I stopped drinking it after that except only once in a blue moon.

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