WHAT TO TAKE: Probiotic. WHAT IT DOES: Restores good bacteria in your body that can be killed off when taking antibiotics. It can also help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.
WHAT IT CAN INTERACT WITH: According to the National Prescribing Service, probiotics have caused serious infections in the severely immunocompromised, such as cancer patients.
NPS CEO Dr Lynn Weekes says, “Taking probiotics with other medicines that suppress the immune system may increase the risk of infection.”