Probioticscan preventAAD

There'sfairly good evidence thattaking high doses of some probiotics (Lactobacillus rhamnosusor Saccharomyces boulardii) while taking Penicillin can helpprevent children getting AAD .

Without probiotics, antibioticscan sometimeswipe out the protective gut bacteria, resulting in diarrhoea .

Probiotics given with antibiotics may also reduce the risk of developing aClostridium difficile (C. difficile)infection . C. difficile are potentially dangerous bacteria that can cause diarrhoea andlife-threatening complications. They can infect the gut if thebalance of gut bacteria is disturbed by antibiotics.

Probioticsare thought to directly kill orinhibit the growth of harmful bacteria,stopping them producing toxic substances that can makeyou ill.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dez 2018