For those on antibiotics - Scientific Research
Recent research on probiotics and antibiotics
Probiotics prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhoea - A comprehensive report published in the American Family Physician in 2008 found that probiotics were effective in avoiding diarrhoea caused by antibiotics and also diarrhoea caused by gastrointestinal viral or bacterial infections. After reviewing 7 high-quality studies, this report stated that up to 1 in 5 people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic therapy because they contract diarrhoea. Dr Benjamin Kligler, medical professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where the report was carried out, assured that probiotics should be prescribed with antibiotics, regretting that “the average doctor is not doing this, and patients often know more about probiotics than their physicians.”
Clinical Research on probiotics and antibiotics
(NB: See as well scientific research on For daily wellbeing EXTRA Strength, which has also been successfully trialled to minimise disturbance of gut flora in those taking antibiotics.)
D’Souza, A. L. et al (2002) Probiotics in prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhoea: meta-analysis. British Medical Journal. Vol. 324 pp. 1362 – 1368
Jirapinyo, P. et al. (2002) Prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in infants by probiotics. J Med Assoc Thai 2002; 85 (Suppl 2): S739-S42.
Firmesse, O. et al (2005). Quantification after transit in human digestive tract of For those on anti biotics (Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Rosell 11 & Lactobacillus Acidophilus Rosell 52) consumed in a food supplement. National Institute of Agronomic Research. Presented at Rome Conference on probiotics.
Dr Benes, Z. et al. (2006) Lacidofil (Lactobacillus Rosell 52 & Lactobacillus Rosell 11) alleviates symptoms of IBS. Nutrafoods, Vol. 5 pp. 20 -27
Kocian, J. (1996). Further Possibilities in the Treatment of Lactose Intolerance: Lactobacilli. Prakticky Lekar (General Practitioner). Vol. 74. pp. 212 – 214
Vanderhoof, J.A. et al. (1999) Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GG) in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children. J Pediatrics 1999; 135: 564-8.
Arvola, T. et al. (1999) Prophylactic Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GG) reduces antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children with respiratory infections: a randomized study. Pediatrics 1999; 104(5): e64.
Tlaskal, P. et al (1995) For those on antibiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus & rhamnosus) in the Treatment of Children with Gastrointestinal Tract Illness; Cesko-Slovenska pediatrie. Vol. 51 pp. 615-619
Wallace, T. D. et al (2003). 'Interactions of Lactic Acid Bacteria with Human Intestinal Epithelial Cells: Effects on Cytokine Production'. Journal of Food Protection. Vol. 66 Iss. 3 pp. 466 – 472
Ziemniak, W. (2006). Efficacy of Helicobacter Pylori eradication taking into account its resistance to antibiotics. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. Supp 3, p. 123-141