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saccharomyces boulardii lyo

Generic Name: saccharomyces boulardii lyo (SAK a roe MYE sees boo LAR dee eye LYE oh)Brand Names: Florastor, Florastor Kids

What is saccharomyces boulardii lyo?

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is a specific form of yeast.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has been used to maintain normal bowel function and promote intestinal health. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo may work by helping the body maintain normal consistency of bacteria in the intestines.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of saccharomyces boulardii lyo may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo may also have been used for other purposes not listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about saccharomyces boulardii lyo?Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of saccharomyces boulardii lyo may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

You should not use saccharomyces boulardii lyo if you are allergic to yeast, or if you are taking an antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), nystatin (Mycostatin, Bio-Statin, Nilstat), or voriconazole (Vfend).

Ask a doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to take saccharomyces boulardii lyo if you are dehydrated, lactose intolerant, or if you have a central IV line in place.

You should not take saccharomyces boulardii lyo without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking saccharomyces boulardii lyo?You should not use saccharomyces boulardii lyo if you are allergic to yeast, or if you are taking an antifungal medication such as:
  • clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche);

  • itraconazole (Sporanox);

  • ketoconazole (Nizoral);

  • nystatin (Mycostatin, Bio-Statin, Nilstat); or

  • voriconazole (Vfend).

Ask a doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to take saccharomyces boulardii lyo if you are:

  • dehydrated;

  • lactose intolerant; or

  • if you have a central IV line (venous catheter).

You should not take saccharomyces boulardii lyo without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment. You should not take saccharomyces boulardii lyo without your doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is not for children younger than 2 months old.

How should I take saccharomyces boulardii lyo?

When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.

If you choose to take saccharomyces boulardii lyo, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.

Do not take more of this product than is directed.

You may take saccharomyces boulardii lyo with or without food.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is available in capsule and powder form.

You may swallow the capsule whole, or open it and sprinkle the contents onto a spoonful of soft food such as yogurt or applesauce to make swallowing easier. You may also mix the product with water, juice, or milk. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.

Do not use many different forms (such as tablets together with powder) of saccharomyces boulardii lyo at the same time, unless your healthcare professional has told you to. You may get too much of this product. Store this product at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not refrigerate.

See also: Saccharomyces boulardii lyo dosage in more detail

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this product.

An overdose of saccharomyces boulardii lyo is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while taking saccharomyces boulardii lyo?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using saccharomyces boulardii lyo.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • constipation;

  • gas; or

  • increased thirst.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Diarrhea:

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo 250 mg oral capsule:One capsule orally two times daily.Saccharomyces boulardii lyo 250 mg oral powder for reconstitution:One packet orally two times daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diarrhea:

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo 250 mg oral capsule:One capsule orally two times daily.Saccharomyces boulardii lyo 250 mg oral powder for reconstitution:One packet orally two times daily.

What other drugs will affect saccharomyces boulardii lyo?

There may be other drugs that can interact with saccharomyces boulardii lyo. Tell your healthcare provider about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your healthcare provider.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare provider may have more information about saccharomyces boulardii lyo.
  • Consultation with a licensed healthcare professional is advisable before using any herbal/health supplement. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial and coordination of treatment among all healthcare providers involved may be advantageous. Remember, keep this and all other prescription drug products, over-the-counter drug products, and herbal/health supplements out of the reach of children.
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