In the treatment of inflammatory diseases with antibacterial drugs, many patients experience indigestion caused by an imbalance of the intestinal microflora. Prevent malaise by using probiotics. To know exactly how to take Bifidumbacterin at the same time as antibiotics, it is advisable not only to carefully study the instructions for the medication, but also to consult your doctor.
Composition and release form
Probiotics are a mixture of beneficial bacteria that help restore normal digestion during intestinal ailments. In Bifidumbacterin, the bacteria Bifidobacterium bifidum or longum has the main effect on the body. The amount of active ingredient in each form of the drug may be different.
The dry mix is packed up in bags or bottles. In the future, the contents of the bottles and bags should be diluted in liquid before use. Also, patients can purchase tablets, capsules and suppositories, which correspond in composition to Bifidumbacterin disintegrated in vials.
According to the instructions, you can drink Bifidumbacterin with antibiotics. But to obtain the therapeutic effect of probiotic, it is necessary to follow the rules of drug use recommended by gastroenterologists.
Antibiotic interaction with probiotics
When antibacterial drugs are ingested in the human body, not only the pathogenic flora is suppressed, but also the bacteria necessary for the normal digestion of food. Therefore, Bifidumbacterin with antibiotics can be drunk and even necessary.
Indications for accepting eubiotics
Bifidumbacterin is prescribed for the treatment and prevention of dysbacteriosis in patients taking antibacterial drugs.
This probiotic is recommended to drink for the following ailments:
- Intestinal diseases provoked by overeating, a violation of the mode of eating.
- Inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract.
- Food, alcohol, drug poisoning.
- Imbalance of microflora in the vagina.
- Allergic reactions.
- Viral and bacterial intestinal infections.
The drug is prescribed to both adults and children (from birth). Probiotic Bifidumbacterin is also indicated for use by nursing mothers prone to lactostasis and for the prevention of mastitis. As a prophylactic agent, the drug is prescribed to patients undergoing antibiotic therapy for various inflammatory diseases, patients undergoing surgery.
How is Bifidumbacterin combined with antibiotics
Some argue that with antibiotic therapy taking oral forms of the drug is contraindicated, since the active components of antibacterial agents kill not only the pathogenic microorganisms, but also the bacteria contained in Bifidumbacterin. In fact, drinking probiotics with antibiotics is possible, but not at the same time. It is advisable to take medicines at different times, so that at least two hours pass between the use of an antibacterial drug and eubiotic.
During antibiotic treatment, Bifidumbacterin has the following positive effects on the human body:
- The likelihood of diarrhea is reduced.
- Soreness in the abdomen is eliminated.
- No heartburn and bubbling in the stomach.
- Food is better absorbed.
- There are no allergic reactions to drugs.
- Faster recovery.
If the particular treatment does not allow for the sharing of medication, the patient can still take Bifidumbacterin to prevent dysbiosis. But in this case it is better to replace the powder or capsules with candles and suppositories. Solid forms of probiotic medication are administered vaginally or rectally, therefore interaction with an antibacterial agent is minimized. True, probiotic, administered rectally, affects only the colon, so the effectiveness of these forms of the drug is lower than that of dilution powders.
When probiotic intake is contraindicated
Gastroenterologists distinguish the following contraindications to the use of bifdumbacterin:
- Chronic constipation.
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Allergy to any component of the drug.
Be sure to take into account the form of the drug. For small patients who cannot swallow pills, it is better to replace this form of probiotic with dilution powders.
Dosing and Administration
It is best for the patient to learn from the doctor how to take Bifidumbacterin after antibiotics and during the period of use of the antibacterial agent. The gastroenterologist will take into account the drug interactions and will recommend the optimal dosage regimen of probiotics and antibiotics.
Bifidumbacterin for adults
With antibiotics, Bifidumbacterin for adults can be taken in the following dosages:
- 2 bags 4 times a day, spreading the powder in warm water.
- 2 capsules 3 times a day.
- In suppositories that are inserted into the rectum: 3 times a day, 1 rectal suppository.
Important! The instructions for use of Bifidumbacterin in the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics especially noted the need to simultaneously take several forms of drugs: oral (eg, capsules) and rectal (suppositories). The dosage regimen in such cases is selected by the doctor individually.
The duration of the use of probiotics depends on how long the course of antibiotic therapy. It is advisable to take Bifidumbacterin when taking antibiotics for at least 3-4 weeks, in some cases up to two months.
Probiotic for children
Pediatricians often recommend giving children Bifidumbacterin when they use antibiotics. Experienced experts note that the use of probiotic significantly reduces the risk of developing a fungal infection and the occurrence of digestive disorders. Pediatric patients, as well as adults, also need to drink Bifidumbacterin 1.5-2 hours after taking the antibiotic.
When treating with antibiotics and using Bifidumbacterin, the following rules should be observed:
- Until the age of 3 years, children can not drink capsules or tablets, they are prescribed only powder from sachets or vials.
- Newborn powder can be given by diluting the dry mixture in breast milk. Acceptable dilution of the drug in the milk mixture or boiled water.
- If there are no vials of Bifidobacterin, and the child still does not know how to swallow tablets, you need to open the capsule, pour its contents into a spoon and dilute with liquid.
- Until the child reaches the age of 6 months, only 1 eubiotic package per day should be used for prophylaxis. It should give its contents diluted in a liquid, dividing the reception by 3-4 times.
- An open vial can be stored for no longer than a day at room temperature.
- Do not over-cool Bifidumbacterin or overheat. The optimum temperature for bacteria is 30-39ºC.
Parents should remember that when consuming probiotic, it is undesirable to give a child hot or cold food. Drug administration is not tied to the diet, which in no way excludes the possibility of following a gentle diet.
Bifidumbacterin after antibiotic therapy
Antibiotics often cause intestinal malaise. To restore the intestinal microflora with dysbiosis, provoked by long-term antibiotic therapy, it is also required to take probiotics. Drinking Bifidumbakterin after antibiotics as a remedy can be both adults and children. Most often, to restore the work of the intestine is used drug in powder form, packaged in vials.
Vitamin therapy is used to increase the therapeutic effect of eubiotics, with preference being given to B vitamins. It is also recommended to follow a diet that restores the normal functioning of the digestive system more quickly.
Bifidumbacterin is one of the most convenient probiotics to use, which are suitable for the treatment of intestinal disorders that have arisen after taking antibiotics. This eubiotic does not provoke side effects, does not accumulate in the body, does not cause an overdose. But it is undesirable to take it without consulting with a gastroenterologist. Only a doctor can correctly select probiotics for treatment with antibacterial drugs. Follow the doctor’s recommendations and be able to recover much faster.
Article author: Lapin Sergey Pavlovich
23 years experience, the highest category
Professional skills: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and gallbladder.