Watching This Morning, this morning funnily enough, don't ya love daytime TV? Anyway I love watching the Dr Chris stuff and today he suggested for people on antibiotics to have actimel twice a day as it cuts the risk of you catching the hospital super bug C DIFF. I have been on Azithromycin for over 2 years and I'm on my 5th course of IV antibiotics this year. I have already had C DIFF before so just wondered what those of you on long term antibiotics thought and if you have tried it or use it?
Taken from the this morning website:
Probiotic 'can cut risk of hospital bug diarrhoea'
A probiotic drink can cut the chance of contracting diarrhoea associated with the hospital bug Clostridium difficile (C diff), researchers said last month. Experts found that drinking Actimel reduced the chance of people over 50 getting diarrhoea linked to the potentially lethal bug. (The Times, 29th June 2007)
Dr Chris: ""C Diff kills two and a half times as many patients in the UK as MRSA. It particularly effects the over 60's and can cause diarrhoea which can kill. Actimel has one particular bacteria in it that other probiotic drinks don't have and this friendly bacteria has proven to have a remarkable effect when fighting CDiff.""