I have a lot of people asking me to add more information after I posted the original video on this topic.
And I am happy to share that with you.
You probably already know that most antibiotics are Ok to be taken after a meal, so that is what you want to do: eat a full meal first. That alone can help to prevent diarrhea as a side effect.
Also, when it comes to probiotics, there’s still limited research but here is what you want to do:
First thing in the morning you would want to take a probiotic that has lots of Lactobacillus rhamnosus. If you find a brand that has other lactobacillus strains that work too. Avoid the strain Strep Thermophilus as it might be irritating to some. And take that probiotic at least 2 hours before your first dose of the antibiotics.
If you have room to add more lactobacillus strains during the day, it would be great. For example, if you are taking the antibiotic twice daily at 9 am and 6 pm, it is easy to fit in the mid-day probiotic dose because it will be 2-3 hours after 9 am antibiotic dose. But if your antibiotic is 3 or 4 times daily it can get harder or impossible to squeeze in the mid-day probiotic.
And you really do not want to take probiotics very close to antibiotics.
In the evening, at least 2-3 hours after the last dose of antibiotics you would be able to take a night probiotic. What researches also found to be working for diarrhea as a side effect was adding a strain called S. Boulardii. A common brand that have this strain are Florastor, Floramyces, etc. Take 2 capsules at night before going to sleep.
Hope this helps even more, stay tuned for the next week’s video on what to take post antibiotic use.
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