We already shared two types of probiotics that are best to take with Doxycycline – Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus – which are safe and effective when taking at the same time as antibiotics like Doxycycline.
But as a rule of thumb, to get the most out of a probiotic, its strains within should be diverse and actively alive. If you’re not taking active probiotics, you aren’t going to see results or benefit from them. That’s what we call a big waste of time and money.
Some strains need to be taken at least two hours before or after taking antibiotics to be successful. Otherwise, these strains may not reach the gut alive, and therefore will lack any benefit.
It’s safe to take probiotics during a course of antibiotics like Doxycycline instead of waiting until after you’ve finished your course of antibiotics. But while some probiotics and live cultures can be taken at the exact same time as antibiotics, others must be taken at least two hours afterward.
When it comes to taking any medications, it’s always important to follow the advice given by your doctor. If you’re unsure about taking probiotics with your antibiotic strain, always give your doctor a call for advice.