Do probiotics prevent antibiotic-induced diarrhoea?


Probiotics and live culture yoghurts have often been promoted in preventing antibiotic-induced diarrhoea. However, the research data is conflicting. Some studies have suggested that using these products does treat the diarrhoea but equally others have not. The evidence that they can prevent diarrhoea when taken during a course of antibiotics is a little more convincing but still not conclusive. The jury is still out on this question!