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preventing yeast infection while on bactrim (antibiotics)

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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preventing yeast infection while on bactrim (antibiotics)

Hi there,

I was prescribed bactrim for a UTI. I am on second full day of taking them and I do feel much better! The only issue I am worried about is getting a yeast infection. I bought probiotics (ultimate flora- 50 billlion) and have been taking it 3 to 4 hours before taking my bactrim twice a day. Plus I am eating yogurt at least twice a day. I bought the ultimate flora at walgreens and I didn't realize it was "Best if refrigerated" until last night. I put it in the fridge immediately, but it was out of there for like a day and a half. Should I buy more or do you think it will be ok? It is expensive, so I don't want to, but will if I have to..

Do you ladies have any other suggestions?? I heard about poking holes in one of the probiotic pills and inserting it into your vagina....sounds weird, but is this a good preventative measure? Would it hurt anything? Ugh, I hate antibiotics.


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Old 06-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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Re: preventing yeast infection while on bactrim (antibiotics)

Call your doc and ask to be put on something that will help protect you.

Docs used to automatically prescribe a med when they put you on an antibiotic like for a bladder infection.

I have taken many antibitocs for years for sinus infec, pneumonia and uti's without getting a yeast infec.

But this last go around with levaquin killed my pneumonia and bladder infec but left me with a yeast infec.

i was eating yogurt but not soon enough.

If you are worried you should call the doc. But definitely eat the yogurt.
Look online as to WHEN to take a probiotic tho. If you take the probiotic near the antibiotic you are wasting your time.

They need to be separated by several hours!

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