Lactobacillus is generally used in treatment of diarrhoea, diarrhoea associated with antibiotics and infectious diarrhoea Dicloxacillin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections.
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Lactobacillus, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Lactobacillus is to be taken with food.Preferably to be taken just before food. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Dicloxacillin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Dicloxacillin is to be taken with food.This will help to avoid stomach upset.
How it works
Lactobacillus is a probiotic. It makes the condition better by restoring the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset after antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections. Dicloxacillin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free? Some products of Lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus contain dairy products and may not be suitable for vegans. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Is Lactobacillus good or bad/pathogenic? Lactobacillus is a group of â€˜good' bacteria that provide several health benefits. It is not among the disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria
Q. Is Lactobacillus and Lactobacillus acidophilus same? Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of Lactobacillus bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same
Q. Is Lactobacillus gram negative? Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria
Q. Is Lactobacillus motile? Certain species or strains of Lactobacillus are motile
Q. Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for yeast infections/can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for yeast infections? Yes. Lactobacillus has been regarded beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina
Q. Can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for bad breath? The benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus in improving bad breath have not been established
Q. How long can I take acidophilus for? The duration of treatment with Lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor
Q. Can you take Lactobacillus with antibiotics? Concomitant use of Lactobacillus with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing Lactobacillus should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics
Q. Does Lactobacillus cause/produce gas? Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of Lactobacillus. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use
Q. Does Lactobacillus cause UTI? Lactobacillus is not known to cause urinary tract infections (UTI)
Q. Does Lactobacillus casei contain casein? Lactobacillus casei is one of the species of Lactobacillus and is used a probiotic. Some products of Lactobacillus contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does Lactobacillus create CO2/produce alcohol? Yes. Lactobacillus may produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol as a part of its normal cellular process (metabolism)
Q. Does Lactobacillus acidophilus need to be refrigerated? Dairy based Lactobacillus acidophilus products may need refrigeration. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for instructions.
Q. Is Dicloxacillin a penicillin, tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic? Dicloxacillin belongs to class of medicines called penicillin antibiotics. Dicloxacillin is not a tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic
Q. Does it contain sulfa? It does not contain sulfa
Q. Is Dicloxacillin used to treat sexually transmitted disease, strep throat, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)? Dicloxacillin can be used to treat strep throat. It is not approved to treat sexually transmitted diseases and is not active against MRSA
Q. Is Dicloxacillin the same as amoxicillin? Dicloxacillin and amoxicillin belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, Dicloxacillin is resistant to beta-lactamase producing organism, while amoxicillin is susceptible to degradation by beta-lactamase producing organism
Q. Can I take Dicloxacillin with Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, and Tums? Dicloxacillin can be taken with Tylenol, Benadryl and Tums. Dicloxacillin when taken with Advil (ibuprofen) may increase the effects of either Dicloxacillin or ibuprofen
Q. Does Dicloxacillin decrease milk supply? Generally, Dicloxacillin does not decrease milk secretion
Q. Does Dicloxacillin cause heartburn? It may cause heartburn.
Avoid taking Lactobacillus along with steroids (medications that weaken the immune system) as they might increase the chances of getting sick.Notify your doctor if you are pregnant.Notify your doctor if you are breast-feeding.Take Lactobacillus at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics. This is because taking Lactobacillus along with the antibiotics can reduce their effectiveness.Â
Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.Discontinue Dicloxacillin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
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