For Those On Antibiotics Probiotics

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Optibac Probiotics For Those On Antibiotics is a high-quality probiotic supplement formulated to help support gut health*. Contains highly researched probiotic strains, which have been shown to reach the gut alive even when taken alongside antibiotics.

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Probiotic Strains

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11
  • Bifidobacterium lactis Lafti B94
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52
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  • Product Description

    Who is Optibac Probiotics For Those On Antibiotics for​?

    For anyone looking for a natural probiotic supplement to support their gut health during a course of antibiotics.

    Key benefits

    • Contains strains scientifically proven to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive, even when taken at the same time as antibiotics
    • The three strains contained in this supplement are highly researched for supporting gut & digestive health*
    • Complements the flora naturally present in your gut*
    • Each capsule provides 4.5 billion live cultures guaranteed until date of expiry
    • Easy to take on the go – no refrigeration required
    • Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free (suitable for those with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance), GMO free
    • Suitable for women during pregnancy
    • Safe and suitable from 1 year onwards. For those unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents with cool drink/food
    • Recommended for daily use over the course of 10 days alongside a typical course of antibiotics
    • Can be used on an ongoing basis for those on long term antibiotics
    • Free from artificial flavorings or colorings often found in other probiotic supplements, foods & drinks
    • Update April 2021: now also with Bifidobacterium lactis Lafti B94 and providing 4.5 billion live cultures per capsule (previously 4 billion)
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+.

    Available in one pack size of 10 capsules – serving size: one capsule a day.

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    Customer Questions

    All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc (Hons) Medical Microbiology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist.

    Can I take probiotics with antibiotics?

    Yes, it is absolutely fine, and advisable, to take probiotics whilst on antibiotics. This is a particularly good time to support gut health. However, only certain probiotic strains are suitable to take alongside antibiotics, so it’s best to select supplements containing strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11, and Bifidobacterium lactis Lafti B94 which have been extensively researched alongside this type of medication1,2.

    Which probiotics are best to take with antibiotics?

    Many probiotic strains aren’t robust enough to take alongside antibiotic medication, so it’s important to choose strains that have been trialed alongside antibiotics and shown to reach the gut alive. Probiotic strains in For Those On Antibiotics, have been shown to do so in numerous clinical trials, even when taken at the exact same time as antibiotic medication1. These high-quality strains have been clinically trailed at various life stages, including in children2,3, and can be taken during long or short courses of antibiotics.

    When should I take probiotics with antibiotics?

    Like most of our probiotic range, we recommend that For Those On Antibiotics, should be taken at breakfast time. It’s fine to take this supplement with breakfast and alongside your antibiotics at the same time. If you take your antibiotics at a different time of day, then still take For Those On Antibiotics with breakfast. If you choose to take a different probiotic supplement, then note that it may be necessary to leave a two-hour gap from your medication dose. Ideally however, it's best to take strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52, Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11 and Bifidobacterium lactis Lafti B94 which can be taken at the same time as your medicine.

    How do probiotics help with antibiotics?

    When the correct strains are taken, probiotics can support your gut health* whilst on the antibiotic medication4. Keeping friendly bacteria populations well supported can help with digestive health* when taking antibiotics. It’s best to start taking For Those On Antibiotics right away at the start of your course, but don’t worry if you miss a couple of days at the beginning, just continue until the pack is complete. Many people like to continue taking probiotics once they have finished their course of medication, to maintain their support of the gut microbiome.


    1. Nagulesapillai V. Detection and Quantification of Strain Specific Probiotics in Clinical Fecal Samples of Healthy Adults on Antibiotic Treatment by Quantitative PCR. Poster presentation. 2015;1(1).
    2. Maydannik V. et al. ‘Efficiency and safety of Lacidofil in children with antibiotic-associated diarrhoea caused by Clostridium difficile.’ Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2010;2(3):53-57.
    3. Chernyshov P v. Randomized, placebo-controlled trial on clinical and immunologic effects of probiotic containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 and L. helveticus R0052 in infants with atopic dermatitis. Published online 2009. doi:10.3109/08910600903444234
    4. Evans M, Salewski RP, Christman MC, Girard SA, Tompkins TA. Effectiveness of Lactobacillus helveticus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus for the management of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in healthy adults: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition. 2016;116(1):94-103.

  • How To Use

    Recommended use

    • Take 1 capsule daily with food, preferably with breakfast, throughout your antibiotic course and for a few days afterwards, or until the pack has been completed – can be used on an ongoing basis for those on long term antibiotics.
    • Can be taken at the same time as antibiotics - strains in this product have been clinically trialed alongside antibiotics and found to reach the gut alive.
    • Drink plenty of water with your course of probiotics.
    • For anyone unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents of the capsule with a cool meal or beverage.

    Storage instructions

    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C (77 °F) and out of direct sunlight.


    Live probiotic cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.

    This is a dietary supplement and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If you are taking any medications or have a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients For Those On Antibiotics supplement fact panel

    • Potato starch
    • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (vegetarian capsule)
    • Probiotic blend: Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11, Bifidobacterium lactis Lafti B94, Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52
    • Vegetable magnesium stearate; ascorbic acid (for freshness)

    Each capsule guarantees 4.5 billion live cultures. Guaranteed until the date of expiry.


    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Dairy free
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • Suitable during pregnancy
    • Suitable during breastfeeding
    • Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens
    • Sugar free

    Following the taxonomic updates advised by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, a reclassification has been proposed for the rhamnosus species. The Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain in For Those On Antibiotics may therefore now also be known as Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11.

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    Customer reviews

    • I frequetly use " For those on antibiotics ". This product makes me feel better. I really see a change. I also contacted the customer service dpt to get some info. Very fast reply with all the needed information. Great prouct and great service ! Stephan B.

      Stephan B. - 15th November 2021

    • Over the past five years I have had to take antibiotics on two occasions as a pre emptive measure before minor surgery and then on several occasions for bladder infections. On each occasion I have taken For Those on Antibiotics. I have been delighted each time that I did not have the usual side effects of taking antibiotics and my gut flora has remained healthy.

      Dorian - 14th June 2021

    • I was given 5 weeks of antibiotics and in the past would have worried about not being able to leave the house. ! I had several e mails from Camilla who explained about probiotics in great detail. I was extremely grateful. Im quite nervous of taking anything new. I ordered 'Probiotics for antibiotics' and im so, so pleased I did. I started them the day after the antibiotics and can honestly say there hasn't been one day ive been afraid to go out in case of antibiotic diarrhea. Such a relief aside from the fact im doing something good. No side effects from the probiotics as has happened to me in the past - gas for one. I will continue to take these until the antibiotics are finished and then will buy something I can take long term. The customer service is brilliant and id have no hesitation asking for help again. I was in the middle of a gastritis flare when I started these (not the reason for antibiotics) and this can normally last weeks with a bland diet. Within a week I was feeling a lot better, so I think they helped that as well. Although that's still on going but you can't have everything !!. The beauty of these probiotics is the fact that you can take them close together with antibiotics, or actually at the same time. No gap as with most probiotics. I take the probiotic before breakfast and the antibiotic after. Its simple. A great product and a very friendly, helpful team. Id highly recommend.

      Nancy - 26th May 2021

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