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Antibiotic susceptibility of probiotic strains

Antibiotic susceptibility of probiotic strains: Is it reasonable to combine probiotics with antibiotics?

Objective – The main goal of this study was to determine the in vitro susceptibility of strains collected from marketed probiotics to antibiotics used to treat community-acquired infections.

Methods – The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of 16 antibiotics were determined using a gradient strip (E test) or the agar dilution method for fidaxomicin.

Results – The probiotics demonstrated various antibiotic patterns. Bacterial probiotics are generally susceptible to most prescribed antibiotics orally administered, whereas yeast probiotics, such as Saccharomyces boulardii, are resistant.

Conclusion – Special attention must be paid to co-prescriptions of antibiotics and probiotics to ensure that the probiotic strain is not susceptible

Antibiotic susceptibility of probiotic strains_ Is it reasonable to combine probiotics wit
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