Saccharomyces Boulardii

Description

Saccharomyces Boulardii is a probiotic used to treat diarrhea caused due to infections, antibiotics, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Saccharomyces Boulardii

  • Itching of skin
  • Dry skin
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dry mouth

Uses of Saccharomyces Boulardii

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diarrhea
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Saccharomyces boulardii or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Breast-feeding

This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
General warnings

Antibiotic therapy

If your doctor has prescribed this medicine along with antibiotics, then it should be taken between two scheduled doses of the antibiotics. Discuss therapy with your doctor to avoid/minimize the interaction between antibiotics and this medicine.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe Saccharomyces Boulardii for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Other medicines

This supplement may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this supplement with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the supplement before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine restores body-friendly micro-organisms in the intestines.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antidiarrheals, Probiotics

Schedule

OTC

Saccharomyces Boulardii: MedlinePlus Supplements [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 28 September 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/332.html

Brio Bliss Life Science Pvt. Ltd. 2019 [cited 14 May 2019]. Available from:

http://briobliss.com/bb/index.php/product/briogut-dry-syr/

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Information on this page was last updated on 14 May 2019

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