Skip to comments.Antibiotics mess up your stomach, U.S. study finds
Posted on 09/13/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT by decimon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Even seemingly gentle antibiotics may severely disrupt the balance of microbes living in the gut, with unforeseen health consequences, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
An intimate study of three women given ciprofloxacin showed the drug suppressed entire populations of beneficial bacteria, and at least one woman took months to recover.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, supports the common wisdom that antibiotics can damage the "good" germs living in the body.
It may also support the idea behind the development of so-called probiotic products including yogurt with live cultures of bacteria.
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They failed to mention what might happen if you didn’t take a drug when needed.
this is new? I’ve known this for years. anti biotics, anti life? get it?
Don’t know of a single antibiotic that causes more stomach trouble than Cipro.
It’s not usually given unless the illness is serious.
Take aspirin and get over it.
In the long run it's much easier to digest.
Yes, this is nothing new.
I have heard it for years, and suffered it about a month ago.
I had a chest infection and high fever. My brother, a doctor,
told me to start doxycycline for ten days.
By the forth day, my stomach was a disaster, and in both directions. On top of that, I felt like I had died and gone to H.
Needless to say, I quit taking the drug.
I really need to get to work on that grant application for my own study to study studies.
I had a friend die of strep in eighth grade. His parents said the same thing. I would have held them criminaly negligent and sued them if i was a state lawger.
Good grief, this has been common knowledge for a bunch of years. Anyone who has had c.diff after a bout of antibiotics can testify to the imbalance in gut flora and fauna.
This has been known for years, and is one of the main selling points for probiotics to aid in reestablishing the beneficial bacteria killed off by antibiotics.
I took doxy for three months in haiti to fight malaria, needless to say im fine.
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Serious consequences can result from an ignored case of strep throat including permanent heart damage, kidney problems and rheumatic fever. I wouldn’t ignore a sore throat that lasted more than a few days.
Since there are simple tests for strep there is no reason to prescribe anti-biotics for a sore throat from a simple virus. It’s easy to rule strep out.
You can take pro-biotic supplements when starting an anti-biotic to prevent tummy trouble.
Cipro is strong stuff and can cause a lot of bad side effects. I had to take it for a recurring infection.
This drug warning applied to me but I did not have the knowledge at the time.
* Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Ciprofloxacin has highly pronounced side effects in people suffering from panic disorder or/and depression. There have been reported cases of psychosis, suicide attempts, panic attacks and acute anxiety, all occurring during or shortly after ciprofloxacin treatment. Patients with previous or current psychiatric conditions, are prone to experiencing this type of side effect. Caution is highly advised.
Wow, they just discovered this? People taking antibiotics have known it firsthand forever
You eat yogurt when you are taking antibiotics.
You are so right. I have known this for years. I always got sick as a dog on Cipro - major gastrointestinal upset. Anyway, they are just now telling us this? Sheesh.
When my boys were little 2 of them were very prone to ear infections and one got strep a lot. I learned to never give them antibiotics without also giving them yogurt that had alive culture.
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