Saccharomyces boulardii is yeast type of fungus. It is used for treating diarrhea, rotaviral infection in children, and traveler’s diarrhea. It is also used for Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and Crohn's disease. Saccharomyces boulardii is the most tolerated by children; it is used in children who are lactose intolerant.
How does the drug work?
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic. It is a friendly bacteria that helps to fight disease causing organism in the gut. It secretes 54-kDa protease, which inhibits binding to the receptors of brush borders. This reduces enterotoxigenic and cytotoxic effects.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of Saccharomyces boulardii are gas, bloating, or constipation.
• Consult a doctor if diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
• Do not use Briogut if bloody diarrhea or blackish stools are noticed.
• Dizziness and drowsiness are the Briogut side effects that make it difficult to do certain task that needs alertness.
• Take plenty of water because diarrhea can make you dehydrated.
• Avoid Briogut medicine if allergic to it and if severe constipation is experienced.
1. Can I take antibiotics while using saccharomyces boulardii? Give a gap of at least 2 hours between the two medicines. This is because taking them together can decrease the effectiveness of saccharomyces boulardii.
2. Which medications that may interact with saccharomyces boulardii? Do not take the drugs such as clotrimazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, or voriconazole while using saccharomyces boulardii medicine.
3. Is saccharomyces boulardii given for short bowel syndrome? Yes, saccharomyces boulardii can treat short bowel syndrome.
4. How should I store saccharomyces boulardii? Store saccharomyces boulardii in a refrigerator but do not freeze it.
5. Can I use saccharomyces boulardii during pregnancy? Pregnant women should not use saccharomyces boulardii without doctor advice.