Probiotics in Primary Care
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Antibiotics are lifesaving medicines and generally safe, yet unwanted side effects are common. While destroying illness-causing 'bad' bacteria, antibiotics can upset the protective 'good' bacteria in the body. This research will test if taking a probiotic with prescribed antibiotics will decrease the chance of having bothersome antibiotic-associated side effects.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Feasibility Study of Probiotics in Primary Care|
- Rate of antibiotic associated diarrhea [ Time Frame: two weeks after start of antibiotics ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Groups will be compared based on rates of antibiotic associated diarrhea, symptoms developing in the two week window of when antibiotics are started.
- Participant knowledge of probiotics [ Time Frame: At participant recruitment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Assess current knowledge of probiotics of participants at the time of recruitment to study
|Study Start Date:||January 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants are provided in double blinded fashion, either probiotic or placebo to take with antibiotics prescribed by their provider.
Dietary Supplement: Probiotic
Probiotic capsule, 2 capsules twice daily
Other Name: Florajen 3, probiotic containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis and Bifidobacterium longum
|Contact: William J Curry, MD, MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Marie A Graybill, RNemail@example.com|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Dept of Family and Community Medicine||Recruiting|
|Hershey,, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033|
|Contact: William J Curry, MD, MS 717-531-8736 firstname.lastname@example.org|