In this Article
- What other names is Saccharomyces Boulardii known by?
- What is Saccharomyces Boulardii?
- How does Saccharomyces Boulardii work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Saccharomyces Boulardii.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Children. Saccharomyces boulardii is POSSIBLY SAFE for children when taken by mouth appropriately. However, diarrhea in children should be evaluated by a healthcare professional before using Saccharomyces boulardii.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Saccharomyces boulardii if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Weakened immune system: There is some concern that critically ill people, people who have a weakened immune system, and people who are taking medicines that alter the immune system might have an increased risk for developing a yeast infection that spreads to the bloodstream and the rest of the body (fungemia) if they take Saccharomyces boulardii. Although Saccharomyces generally doesn't cause disease, there have been numerous cases of fungemia following its use, primarily in people with a weakened immune system.
Yeast allergy: People with yeast allergy can be allergic to products containing Saccharomyces boulardii, and are best advised to avoid these products.
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