|can I get too much probiotics?
May 23, 2012
I have acites (testing for liver transplant. co-infected with hiv t-cell 250 non-detectable. meds are as such:acyclovir, bactrim,emtriva,furosemide,isentress,pantoprazole,spironolactone, sustiva and zofran. im taking coq 10 and yakult and activia. is there too much pro-biotics? side effects and interaction with meds?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Probiotics can help with gut function. Taking live culture yogurt can help some patients gut function. There is minimal published data pertaining to your situation. I have observed some patients develop chronic loose stools/gas from taking excessive probiotics in pill form and occasionally when taking probiotic milk/yeast products (some had lactose deficiency). I would inform your care givers of your probiotic and other alternative/complementary medicine use so they can monitor for development of any problems that could be linked to use of probiotics. KH
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