Should I take probiotics if I'm taking Bactrim? (Photo)

My doctor just prescribed me Bactrim DS 800-160 for my acne. I heard stories about digestive damage and leaky gut syndrome that is associated with taking such antibiotics. Is taking a probiotic wise while also taking Bactrim? Thank you for your help!

Doctor Answers 1

Severe acne treatment

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This is fairly significant acne. Most docs would probably prescribe accutane. I would make sure you were on Retin A, oral antibiotics (Minocin), a good cleanser, chemical peels, and laser treatments. I will take several months to improve but it should get better. This is severe acne.

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