Antibiotics and Your Gut

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Antibiotics are wonder drugs for many infectious conditions, but antibiotic use does not come without risks. Disruption of your normal gut flora is a known side effect. A recent report in the November issue of “Microbiology” shows antibiotic resistance genes are present in the gut flora for up to two years following a typical antibiotic regimen. Always take antibiotics prudently and consider using probiotics whenever you are prescribed antibiotics. Probioitcs replenish and protect your natural microbial flora. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about this.