Probiotics and the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Infants and Children Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Clinical Question: In children prescribed an antibiotic, is the co-administration of a probiotic associated with lower rates of antibiotic-associated diarrhea without an increase in clinically important adverse events? Bottom Line: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that probiotics are associated with lower rates of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children (aged 1 month to 18 years) without an increase in adverse events.

publication date

  • October 11, 2016