More than 30 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed each year in Australia (1). In order to target a range of different pathogenic microorganisms, most have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. An unintended consequence of this is that our beneficial gut bacteria are adversely affected, which can induce a state of microbial imbalance - known as intestinal dysbiosis.
Intestinal dysbiosis can result in diarrhoea, and when related to antibiotic use, is known as antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD).
AAD is a relatively common side effect of antibiotic use, which can persist for months after the course has ended (2). As an intervention, probiotic supplements have been shown to reduce the risk of developing AAD by 51%, with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG being the most effective probiotic strain, reducing the risk by 71% (3). Further, probiotics may help to restore the abundance and diversity of beneficial gut bacteria following a course of antibiotics.
To reduce the risk of AAD and support the balance of beneficial gut bacteria during antibiotic use, we recommend commencing daily supplementation with Biome Advanced™ Probiotic on the first day of antibiotic use, for a minimum of two weeks after the completion of the course.
Biome Advanced Probiotic - 30 Capsules
- Supports beneficial gut bacteria during antibiotic use
- Helps restore beneficial gut bacteria after antibiotic use
- Promotes healthy digestion and bowel regularity