What is Probiotics/Prebiotics?

Category: Supplements

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Prebiotics and probiotics can restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can be found in various foods. Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that make their way through our digestive system and help good bacteria grow and flourish.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support digestive health 14 5
Bowel problems 6 2
Bowel irritability 5 3
Constipation 2 0
Irritable bowel syndrome 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Probiotics/Prebiotics

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bacterial overgrowth syndrome 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 other daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
25 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 2
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Probiotics/Prebiotics after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Probiotics/Prebiotics

Dec 23, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support digestive health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (SIBO, bacterial overgrowth syndrome)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 capsule(s) Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Check to see if probiotics may not work for you if you have leaky gut or SIBO
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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