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The investigators aim to investigate whether the routine use of the probiotic formulation VSL#3 co-prescribed with antibiotics reduces the incidence of both Antibiotic associated diarrhoea and Clostridium Difficile associated diarrhoea.
The investigators aim to find out whether VSL#3 can prevent Antibiotic associated diarrhoea and Clostridium Difficile associated diarrhoea when VSL#3 is giving during a course of systemic antibiotics. Patients will be randomized in a 1:1 proportion to receive either one sachet of VSL#3 or a similar looking placebo twice a day. This will be given for the length of the antibiotic course and another week thereafter. Follow-up will last until 28 days after the last antibiotic dose. Patient restarted on antibiotics during follow-up will be restarted on the trial medication and the 28 day follow-up will be recommenced.
This trial has 2 co-primary outcome measures.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Not yet recruiting
National Health Service, United Kingdom
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:13:24-0400
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