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How to properly take probiotics?

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As an "active substance", probiotics have a certain life cycle. At present, the commonly used probiotics for babies mainly include 4 dosage forms: tablet, drop, capsule and powder. Different dosage forms have different storage methods:

1. Tablets and powders need to be kept in a cool, dry, sealed and dark place

Tablets: need to be stored at 2-8 ℃ in the dark. First of all, it should be low temperature, which can be sealed and put in the refrigerator to refrigerate; the second is to avoid light, that is, it must be avoided from direct sunlight.

Powder: In a sealed state, it needs to be stored in a dry place protected from light below 25 ℃.

2. Drops and capsules, usually need to be refrigerated at 4-10 ℃

Probiotic drops usually need to be stored in a cool place between 0 and 25 ℃ when unopened. After opening, it is recommended to refrigerate at 2-8 ℃, and it should be consumed within two months.

Capsules: need to be refrigerated at 2-8 ℃.probiotic tablet uses -NhSquirrel

The wrong way to eat daily probiotic

1. The water temperature in which probiotics are taken or dissolved exceeds 40 ℃

Some parents worry that the baby will be uncomfortable when they drink cold, so they will use hot water to drink warm milk to brew probiotics. This approach is wrong.

Probiotics need to be taken with warm water or milk below 40 ℃. If the temperature of the liquid is too high, the probiotics will be "burned to death", and naturally it will not achieve a good therapeutic effect.

How to judge whether the water temperature is suitable? You can refer to the water temperature when brewing milk powder for your baby, that is, the water droplets on the wrist are warm and there is no scalding feeling.

2. No redemption

If the baby did not drink the probiotics in time, can I save it until the baby is willing to drink it? better not.

Probiotics are recommended to be taken immediately after reconstitution, as prolonged exposure to air can reduce the activity of probiotics.

Here is a reminder that enteric-coated capsules of probiotics need to be swallowed, and the powder cannot be directly dissolved and taken like ordinary capsules. Therefore, in order to avoid the risk of suffocation, it is not recommended for babies to choose enteric-coated capsules.

3. Concomitant use with antibiotics

Antibiotics work by killing bacteria and destroying beneficial flora, so avoid taking them with probiotics.

If you need to use these two drugs at the same time for treatment, you should stagger the time of taking the drugs regardless of the order of consumption, preferably more than 2 to 3 hours apart.

However, there are some exceptions to probiotics, such as when diarrhea occurs after taking antibiotics, doctors also recommend Saccharomyces boulardii. This probiotic is a fungus, and common antibiotics such as cephalosporins have no killing effect on it and can be taken normally.

4. Eat on an empty stomach or immediately after eating

Doctors usually recommend taking probiotics half an hour after meals.

Because there is more gastric acid secretion on an empty stomach, probiotics are easily destroyed by gastric acid, and the concentration of gastric acid gradually decreases 30 to 60 minutes after a meal, which is conducive to keeping live bacteria active and reaching the intestinal tract to play a role.

5. Distribute the package before feeding the baby

In the process of using drugs, many parents are accustomed to dividing the package first, and then feeding the baby according to the dose each time, which is not recommended.

Because the dispensing process may lead to inaccurate drug doses, and the drugs after dispensing are easily exposed to the air and cause pollution.