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Practical Probiotics

Posted on October 16, 2012

As the winter months approach, many of us are going to get sick.  A lot of times sickness results in taking antibiotics.  The thing about antibiotics is that they kill good AND bad bacteria.  While we want to kill the bad bacteria to get rid of our illness, we need to preserve our good bacteria.  The good bacteria is what protects the body’s intestinal and vaginal tracts, and the absence of good bacteria may result in diarrhea or a vaginal infection.  The absence of good bacteria tends to be a frequent issue with children on antibiotics, as they are potentially more susceptible to antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

However, there are probiotics available to help restore the body’s normal microbial balance.  Probiotics contain high amounts of the microorganisms that make up the good bacteria.  Taking probiotics, especially while on an antibiotic, may reduce the potential side effects of diarrhea and vaginitis.

At Fagen Pharmacy, we carry a great probiotic product called Florajen.  Florajen products are proven safe and effects for children (age 2 and up) and adults.  Visit your nearest Fagen Pharmacy and ask your pharmacist which Florajen probiotic he/she recommends!

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