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Probiotics vs Antibiotics? You're asking the wrong question.

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'The question of whether someone should be taking a probiotic or an antibiotic is one I hear fairly frequently. The answer, in short, is that this isn't a question of either / or! At this stage in time, with this level of research on probiotics, it is not right to suggest one stops taking their antibiotics, or takes a probiotic in place of an antibiotic. What advocates of probiotics may suggest however, is that one takes a probiotic with their antibiotic.'

This piece looks at the interaction between probiotics and antibiotics, and debunks myths that probiotics ought to be considered instead of antibiotics. Nutritional therapist Jo Saunders also looks at the research on probiotics taken alongside antibiotics, and their ability to prevent side effects such as antibiotic-associated-diarrhoea.

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