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Saccharomyces boulardii

INFORMATION

Uses

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 amounts, provides health benefits. It restores the balance of good bacteria (micro-organism) in the intestine that may be destroyed with the use of antibiotics or in intestinal infections.

Common side effects

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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 28 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)