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. Ampicillin 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. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Ampicillin is to be taken empty stomach.
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. Ampicillin is an antibiotic. It makes the condition better by preventing the bacteria from forming a bacterial protective covering that's essential for the bacteria to survive, thereby killing them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is $name/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free? Some products of $name/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 $name 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 $name and Lactobacillus acidophilus same? Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of $name bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same
Q. Is $name gram negative? Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria
Q. Is $name motile? Certain species or strains of $name 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 $name/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor
Q. Can you take $name with antibiotics? Concomitant use of $name with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing $name should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics
Q. Does $name cause/produce gas? Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of $name. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use
Q. Does $name 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 $name and is used a probiotic. Some products of $name contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does $name 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 $name 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 $name 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 $name the same as amoxicillin? Dicloxacillin and amoxicillin belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, $name is resistant to beta-lactamase producing organism, while amoxicillin is susceptible to degradation by beta-lactamase producing organism
Q. Can I take $name 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 $name or ibuprofen
Q. Does $name decrease milk supply? Generally, $name does not decrease milk secretion
Q. Does $name cause heartburn? It may cause heartburn.
Q. Is $name and amoxicillin the same? Ampicillin and amoxicillin belongs to the same group of penicillin antibiotics, but differ slightly in their uses
Q. Is Ampicillin light-sensitive? Yes, Ampicillin is light sensitive it should be kept away from sunlight
Q. Does Ampicillin cover anaerobes, listeria? Ampicillin is used for infections caused by anaerobes and listeria. It is not typically used to treat chlamydia
Q. Is Ampicillin/Megapen a prodrug? No, Ampicillin is not a prodrug
Q. Is Ampicillin a cephalosporin? Ampicillin is not a cephalosporin
Q. Can I take Ampicillin for strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, chlamydial and bacterial vaginitis? Ampicillin can be used to treat strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, bacterial vaginitis
Q. Can I take Ampicillin with Advil (ibuprofen), Tylenol (paracetamol) and Benadryl? Ampicillin can be taken with paracetamol and Benadryl. Ampicillin when taken with ibuprofen may increase the effects of either drug.
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.
Ampicillin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.Finish the prescribed course of Ampicillin, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Ampicillin may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.Stop taking Ampicillin and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
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