I really wanted to write this to help you prevent the negative effects of antibiotics. So many of my patients are taking antibiotics. Some experience side effects. I have found that by using certain supplements while on the antibiotics, we can prevent these side effects.
I created this protocol so you can prevent the side effects of using antibiotics. I believe when antibiotics are used judiciously they can be a useful part of the recovery process for chronic vaginal/bladder issues and many other acute and chronic illness. We need to weigh the costs and benefits of all the therapies we use. And we need to support the body to prevent any negative effects.
When we decide to use antibiotics, this Antibiotics Support protocol can help prevent issues that can arise while taking antibiotics. When you take an antibiotic, natural or prescription, it will kill off bacteria, good and bad. It will alter the microbiome in other areas of the body, not just the area with the infection.
Some common issues seen with antibiotic use are vaginal yeast infections, BV, c diff, H pylori and other GI issues.
I included some support for people taking floroquinolones so you can prevent the side effects of this class of antibiotics. They can cause some serious side effects. Floroquinolones include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and ofloxacin (Floxin).
While on antibiotics, I suggest taking a broad-spectrum probiotic with 100 billion or more, such as Ther-biotic Complete powder or Ultimate Flora Extra Care 100, taken at least 2 hours away from the antibiotics. I also suggest taking Saccharomyces boullardi 1 twice a day; which can be taken with antibiotics.
If you are prone to vaginal yeast infections, add in the following: Yeast Arrest vaginal suppositories 1 inserted twice a day and YeastMax Kit.
If you are taking a fluoroquinolone you may want to add in vitamin E and tri-magnesium.
If you have any digestive issues while on the antibiotics, add in PermAVite, InflamaGI or Intestinal Repair Complex. I usually suggest continuing with the probiotics and saccharomyces for 2-4 weeks after you finish your antibiotics.