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Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - HEALTH -

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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.”

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