I've read that probiotics can prevent the yeast that these anti-bacterial medicines can allow to proliferate, which can be the culprit in UC.
But I don't know if they would negate the benefits of the medicine.
To be safe, stick to topicals??
I believe my UC was caused by Accutane, the timing and evidence is compelling. Sad.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day.
tapering OFF presnisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic, DGL (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.