whether to use probiotics to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea

You'll get questions about whether to use probiotics to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

The theory sounds reasonable...replacing some normal GI flora that's killed by the antibiotic might help prevent adverse GI effects.

Now a recent analysis suggests that treating 13 patients with a probiotic may prevent one case of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

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