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Saccharomyces boulardii



Saccharomyces boulardii is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, infectious diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated with antibiotics.

How it works

Saccharomyces boulardii is a live micro-organism, when given in adequate amount, provides health benefits. It restores the balance of good bacteria (microorganisms) in the intestine that may get upset with the use of antibiotics or due to intestinal infections.

Common side effects

Bloating, Flatulence

Available Medicine

  • ₹43 to ₹263
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹35
    Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹80
    Shrey Nutraceuticals & Herbals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Avoid taking Saccharomyces boulardii along with steroids (medications that weaken the immune system) as they might increase the chances of getting sick.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Notify your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
  • Take Saccharomyces boulardii at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics. This is because taking Saccharomyces boulardii along with the antibiotics can reduce their effectiveness. 

Content on this page was last updated on 10 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)