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Karen Mc
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I went to medical dr today for a severe sinus infection. I had been on Bactrim DS a week ago (for 11 days) but infection came back with a vengence.

Anyway, MD gave me script for clindamycin 300 mg x4 aday. After reading what I have about c-diff I am now scared of it.

I did call my LLMD and left message letting him know what I has taking.

I dont know whether to call him back and ask for something different or give it a try?

I have seen where several have said it is important to take florastor with it..

MY MAIN QUESTION IS: I have a ProbioMax DF by Xymogen that my LLMD gave me and was wondering if that is the same thing (or similar to florastor) or if I need to go to drug store and get the actual florastor.

The package for the ProbioMax say the ingrediants are:


Howaru Biff 50 billion CFU
Lactobacillus Acidophilus LA-14
Lactobacillus Plantarum Lp-115
Bifidobacterium iongum Bl-05


Please help with any info as I have already started the clindamycin and now am scared as to what to do.


Thanks all (:

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sammy
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Florastor contains S.Boulardii. It is a friendly yeast that helps prevent C.diff. You should definately take it while on antibiotics, especially clindamycin.

Your probiotic by Xymogen does not list S.Boulardii as an ingredient so you will want to add it to your supplement list. Xymogen does make a different product containing S.Boulardii, so does Jarrow brand. I'm sure there are others at the health food store. Your local pharmacy will carry Florastor brand.

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I take both saccrymyces boulardii and probiotics. I am on clindamycin as well.

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I have been on oral clindamycin for four years and have never had C diff. I think, once again, we're all different when it comes to our reactions.

I started at 150mg 4x/day and am now able to treat symptoms with 150mg 2x/day.

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Florastor is excellent, important, valuable.

Two pharmacists filling abx scripts praised me for taking it.

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I take florastor and probiotics. I really think the Florastor has helped my stomach

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First Symptom 9/09
Multiple docs, negative Labcorp test
LLMD: 1/10
Positive Igenex/CDC test
Treatment 2/10
2/10-8/10 Amox, ceftin, zith, flagyl
Currently: Bicillin, Minocycline, still dealing with severe breathing issues

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Karen Mc
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Thanks so much for all the replys. I got some

Florastor today...just wish it wasnt so

expensive 22.00 for a 10 day supply at drug

store...but for as important as it is I cant see

not taking it. I am also trying to take the

other Probiomax DF as well. I guess its ok to

take both of them at the same time? Looks like

I'm probably going to have to start on the

Nystatin again as well ):

It is truly a blessing that all of you are here

to help us when we have questions.

Again, many thanks (:

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clindamycin gave me c diff within a week......it is harsh and everyone is different but protection of your stomach/bowels is the main thing and I wasnt at the time.........good luck....

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BackinStOlaf
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Karen- order from drugstore.com

- it's cheaper

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First Symptom 9/09
Multiple docs, negative Labcorp test
LLMD: 1/10
Positive Igenex/CDC test
Treatment 2/10
2/10-8/10 Amox, ceftin, zith, flagyl
Currently: Bicillin, Minocycline, still dealing with severe breathing issues

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Karen Mc
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I got worse so dr is switching me from clindamycin to another abx...

but I just looked up the florastor on drugstore.com.


It is so much cheaper...thank you so much as both my son and I are going to have to take it..

THANKS A MILLION BackinStOlaf (:

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