Counteracting Antibiotics and Other Drugs

I have an extensive list of drugs with their impact on  http://microbiomeprescription.azurewebsites.net/Library/GutModifiers.

The question arose in one of my facebook groups — what should I do when I am taking this or that antibiotics.

Conceptually, it is simple —

  • Lookup that antibiotic
  • See which bacteria it modifies
  • See what you can take to counteract it’s effect.

The problem is that for some items, the data volume explodes!

I have added a new link and a new page. When you click on a modifier that is an antibiotic,  for example, http://microbiomeprescription.azurewebsites.net/Library/Modifier?mid2=534,

You will see a new link on some of themdrugs1

Clicking on that, takes you to the suggestions to minimize the antibiotic impact on the microbiome.

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More important, at the bottom are things you may wish to give up while on the antibiotic.

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Bottom Line

I attempted to keep prescription items off the list, but data still has a lot of cleanup waiting. For example, two antibiotics snucked into the avoid list.

I believe this is the first time, anyone has given science/studies based recommendations on what to do when taking antibiotics. Most of the usual advice has been folk-lore and hearsay. We now have some science.

 

This is an education post to facilitate discussing this approach with your medical professionals. It is not medical advice for the treatment of any medical condition. Always consult with your medical professional before doing any  changes of diet, supplements or activity. Some items cites may interfere with prescription medicines.