Do You Prescribe Probiotics?Created by:
There are many forms of probiotics that are available in the market. They come in the form of dietary supplements, food (yogurt), and milk. Some studies show that probiotics are helpful in preventing recurrent bouts of diarrhea caused by infections, functional bowel syndromes and antibiotics. However, there are no guidelines or recommendations with regards to dosing, frequency and length of time that these should be given. There’s also lack of evidence in terms of defining the population who will most likely benefit from this treatment. In my medical practice, I personally do not prescribe probiotics. Although I have observed that a lot of pediatricians prescribe this for patients with diarrhea and gastroenteritis. Do you prescribe probiotics? If so, to whom do you prescribe it, in what form and dose? Have you observed patients who benefit from it?