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Can you take probiotics with humira?


suzanne66 27 July 2010

Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called "friendly bacteria" or "good bacteria." Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods. They can be used as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Listed below are some uses of probiotics for which there is some encouraging evidence that suggest they may be of benefit:
To treat diarrhea (this is the strongest area of evidence, especially for diarrhea from rotavirus)
To prevent and treat infections of the urinary tract or female genital tract
To treat irritable bowel syndrome
To reduce recurrence of bladder cancer
To shorten how long an intestinal infection lasts that is caused by a bacterium called Clostridium difficile
To prevent and treat pouchitis (a condition that can follow surgery to remove the colon)
To prevent and manage atopic dermatitis (eczema) in children

You should check with your doctor before taking probiotics.

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bobtownsend 15 Jan 2011

Does this mean that you can take Probiotics as a live organism when one is taking Humira? A person using Humira isn not supposed to use any live vaccine as one's immunity system is minimized when taking Humira. So, what is the scoop with Probiotics as they relate to being used when taking Himira? free discount card

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