Check out our new Cochrane review: Probiotics for preventing urinary tract infections in adults and children.
“No significant benefit was demonstrated for probiotics compared with placebo or no treatment, but a benefit cannot be ruled out as the data were few, and derived from small studies with poor methodological reporting. There was limited information on harm and mortality with probiotics and no evidence on the impact of probiotics on serious adverse events. Current evidence cannot rule out a reduction or increase in recurrent UTI in women with recurrent UTI who use prophylactic probiotics. There was insufficient evidence from one RCT to comment on the effect of probiotics versus antibiotics.”
You can read it in The Cochrane Library or click on the ‘Download’ button above to download a copy of the full review in PDF format.