What you must know before you recommend a probiotic

Erik R Clauson, Paul Crawford

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Evidence for using probiotics for diarrhea and other GI ailments is mixed. This article--with an at-a-glance guide--summarizes when it's worth considering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bifidobacterium/physiology
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Diarrhea/classification
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases/physiopathology
  • Intestines/microbiology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome/physiopathology
  • Lactobacillus/physiology
  • Probiotics/pharmacology
  • Treatment Outcome


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