Probiotics in Children reduced antibiotic prescriptions up to 53%

Probiotics in Children reduced antibiotic prescriptions up to 53%

Probiotics in Children reduced antibiotic prescriptions up to 53%

Researchers found that when the results from twelve studies were pooled together, infants and children were 29% percent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if they received probiotics as a daily health supplement. When the analysis was repeated with only the highest quality studies, this percentage increased to 53%.

Sarah King, Daniel Tancredi, Irene Lenoir-Wijnkoop, Kelsie Gould, Hailey Vann, Grant Connors, Mary Ellen Sanders, Jeffrey A Linder, Andi L Shane, Dan Merenstein; Does probiotic consumption reduce antibiotic utilization for common acute infections? A systematic review and meta-analysis, European Journal of Public Health, , cky185, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky185

Children, infants, probiotics, antibiotics, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, illness, treatment, study