Research has shown that taking friendly bacteria (probiotics) alongside antibiotics can reduce the adverse effects of the antibiotics on the gut bacteria, helping to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria.
Probiotics and Antibiotics
Friendly bacteria - both alongside and following antibiotics
Research has shown that taking probiotics alongside antibiotics can reduce the adverse effects of the antibiotics on the gut bacteria, helping to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria.
Research has also shown that taking probiotics alongside antibiotics can help to support the effectiveness and reduce the side effects of the antibiotics, helping to ensure the full course is completed.
Antibiotics – what we need to know
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