Probiotic yoghurt halts antibiotic diarrhoea

Probiotic yoghurt prevents antibiotic-related diarrhoea in children, a trial by Tasmanian GPs has shown.

A commercially available probiotic yoghurt (Vaalia) containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium proved effective in preventing almost cases of diarrhoea in children aged 1-12 taking broad spectrum antibiotics, according to study results published in BMJ Open

In a double-blind trial of 70 children prescribed antibiotics for ear or throat infections by two general practices, children were