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Saccharomyces boulardii lyo

Generic name: Saccharomyces boulardii lyo [SAK-a-roe-MYE-sees-boo-LAR-dee-eye-LYE-oh]
Names of brands: Florastor, Florastor Kids, Saccharomyces Boulardii+MOS, Florastor Baby
Dosage forms:Oral powder for reconstitution (250 mg);oral capsule (250 mg; with mannan-oligosaccharides); oral powder for reconstitution (250 mg).
Drug classes: Antidiarrheals, probiotics

What is Saccharomyces boulardii Lyo?

Saccharomyces boulardii is a specific yeast that is called Brewer's yeast, Hansen CBS 5926, Levure de Boulangerie, and Probiotic.Saccharomyces boulardii Lyo is used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria," to stop the growth of harmful bacteria within the stomach and in the intestines.Saccharomyces boulardii Lyo is believed to be beneficial in alternative medicine to aid in the prevention of diarrhea caused by the use of antibiotics or the feeding tube. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo can also be effective in treating diarrhea in infants and children.

Saccharomyces boulardii Lyo has been utilized as a potential aid in stopping the return of diarrhea that is caused by Clostridium (C. Difficile). However, this drug is not a good choice for treating the first episodes that are associated with this type of diarrhea. Saccharomyces boulardii is likely to be beneficial for treating "traveler's diarrhea," diarrhea among people suffering from HIV, and stomach ulcers that are caused by Helicobacter pylori.

Other uses that have not been proven by research include irritable bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cystic fibrosis, and urinary tract infections. Yeast-related infections intolerant to lactose as well as other ailments.

It is not known if Saccharomyces boulardii is beneficial in the treatment of any medical condition. Medical use of this product is not approved by the FDA. Saccharomyces boulardii Lyo should not be used as a substitute for medications prescribed by your physician.

Saccharomyces boulardii is commonly sold as an herbal supplement. There aren't any regulatory production standards for many of the herbal compounds, and certain supplements that are advertised have been discovered to be infected with poisonous metals or other substances. Health supplements and herbal remedies should be bought from a trusted source to avoid the possibility of contamination.Saccharomyces boulardii is also able to be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this product guide.

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Side effects of Saccharomyces boulardii lyo

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Although not all of the side effects are fully understood, saccharomyces boulardii lyo is considered to be safe for the majority of people when it is used according to the directions for up to 15 years.

Common adverse effects of Saccharomyces boulardii could be:

  • Gas, bloating;
  • Constipation.

This is not an exhaustive overview of every side effect. There are other side effects that could happen. Talk to your physician for medical advice regarding adverse reactions. It is possible to report any adverse reactions to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label and on the packaging. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical conditions, allergies, and any medications you take.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't make use of Saccharomyces boulardii-lyo when you have an allergy to yeast or are taking antifungal medication, for example:

  • Clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche);
  • Itraconazole (Sporanox);
  • Ketoconazole (Nizoral);
  • Miconazole (Oravig);
  • Nystatin (Mycostatin, Bio-Statin, Nilstat);
  • Voriconazole (Vfend).

Consult a pharmacist, doctor, or other healthcare professional to determine if it's appropriate for you to take this medication when you are:

  • Insufficient immune system (caused through illness or taking certain medicines);
  • Lactose intolerance;
  • If you are dehydrated;
  • If you have an IV line central (venous catheter),

Talk to your doctor prior to taking saccharomyces boulardii lyo, especially when you are nursing or pregnant.

Don't give herbs or health supplements to your child unless you have medical guidance. If a child is suffering from diarrhea, it is best examined by a physician.

How to take Saccharomyces boulardii lyo?

If you are considering using herbal supplements, consult guidance from your health practitioner. It may be beneficial to talk with someone who has received training on the use of health and herbal supplements.If you decide to take Saccharomyces boulardii, you should take it as instructed on the label or as recommended by your doctor, pharmacist, or any other health care provider.

Don't use more of this formulation than indicated on the label.It is possible to consume Saccharomyces boulardii in combination with food or not.Saccharomyces boulardii It is available in capsules and powder form.

Avoid using various types of formulations (such as capsules paired with powder) in the same order without medical guidance. It is possible that you will consume excessive amounts of this drug.

It is possible to take the capsule as is, tear it open, and sprinkle the contents over your mouth. Take at least four ounces of liquid or juice before swallowing the drug.To take the oral powder, take the packet apart and empty the contents into four cups of water, juice, or milk. Mix it up and drink the entire mixture immediately. To ensure you've got all the dose, add a small amount of water to the glass, stir gently, and sip immediately.

To ease swallowing You can also mix the capsule of medicine or the powder container into a teaspoonful of applesauce or yogurt. Drink it immediately without chewing. Do not store the mixture to use later. Get rid of the capsule that is empty.

Contact your physician. If the problem you're treating with Saccharomyces boulardii doesn't improve or gets worse when you use this product,Keep this product at cool, dry temperatures, away from heat and moisture. Avoid refrigerating.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Diarrhea:

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo 250 mg oral capsule:
A capsule is taken orally twice every day.
Saccharomyces boulardii 250 mg powder to be used to reconstitute:
Two times each day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diarrhea:

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo 250 mg oral capsule:
A capsule is taken orally twice every day.
Saccharomyces boulardii 250 mg powder to be used for reconstitution
Two times per day.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Do not miss any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose scheduled. Do not add extra saccharomyces boulardii to fill in the missing dose.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any restrictions you may have on food, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications could affect Saccharomyces boulardii, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about all the medications you currently use as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.



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