Saccharomyces Boulardii (OTC)

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Brand and Other Names:Florastor, Florastor Kids, more...S. boulardii, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo

Suggested Dosing

1 capsule/packet PO BID

Administration

May swallow capsule whole, or empty contents of capsule or packet onto tongue followed by drinking 4 oz of water or juice

May also open capsule or packet and sprinkle over semisolid food (eg, applesauce, yogurt)

Additionally, may open capsule or packet and dissolve contents in liquid and drink (eg, water, juice, milk)

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Suggested Uses

Intestinal Flora Restoration

Restoration of intestinal flora, post-antibiotic diarrhea and prevention of post-antibiotic vulvovaginal candidiasis

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            Adverse Effects

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Immunocompromised patients

            GI wall perforation

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: Unknown if excreted into breast milk

            Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Restores normal bowel flora that inhibit growth of harmful bacteria; stimulates local immunity; promotes water reabsorption in colon

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