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Colitis and probiotics
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Colitis and probiotics

Last August I was diagnosed with Lymphocytic Colitis.  I have been on Lialda (3.6g/day) ever since and have at least 1-1/2 months to go according to my doctors recommendations.  Recently, I contracted bronchitis and was give a 10-day regimen of the antibiotic Omnicef.  This cured my bronchitis, but a few days later I developed a very severe case diarrhea.  The gastroenterologist said it was related to the antibiotics.

My doctor put me on a probiotic and this helped tremendously with very quick results.

My questions is "when I have to take antibotics, can I take probiotics at the same time or should I wait until the antibiotic regimen is over?".
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Hi,
This is rather a controversial issue.
The recommentation is to take probiotics 2-4 hours after taking antibiotics and it has to be continued even after the course of antibiotics is over.
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