Acidophilus Ameliorates Antibiotic Adverse Effects

September 15, 2006

For patients who require long-term antibiotic therapy (eg, for acne or rosacea), suggest that they regularly eat yogurt or take Lactobacillus acidophilus to reduce the risk of yeast infections and diarrhea. L acidophilus is available at health food stores and in many pharmacies. An added benefit of recommending acidophilus: it demonstrates an openness to more "natural" approaches, and this often improves relationships with patients.

For patients who require long-term antibiotic therapy (eg, for acne or rosacea), suggest that they regularly eat yogurt or take Lactobacillus acidophilus to reduce the risk of yeast infections and diarrhea. L acidophilus is available at health food stores and in many pharmacies. An added benefit of recommending acidophilus: it demonstrates an openness to more "natural" approaches, and this often improves relationships with patients.