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. Lactobacillus is a friendly bacterium used in the treatment of diarrhea in children, infections or discharge from the vagina, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Zinc is usually prescribed for the treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency. It is used for the treatment of diarrhea. It reduces the symptoms of Wilson’s disease. It is used for the treatment of acne. Gingivitis, peptic ulcers, and muscle cramps. It is used to treat foot ulcers in the diabetic patient. It enhances wound healing in the patients with burns. It is used to reduce the risk of anemia. It is used to reduce the symptoms of anorexia. Zinc supplements are used for the treatment of common cold, atopic eczema, psoriasis and macular degeneration.
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. Lactobacillus maintains the required balance of other microflora in the intestine thereby, improving the patient’s condition. Zinc is an essential trace element. It plays a vital role in the protein synthesis and in the cell division. It is essential for the proper growth and functioning of the body. It plays an important role in the immune functioning, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid functioning and, absorption and utilization of vitamin A. Zinc improves the absorption of vitamin A and improves vision.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of Saccharomyces boulardii are gas, bloating, or constipation. Lactobacillus may cause gas and bloating in some patients. The most common side effects reported are: nausea, bad taste, diarrhea, vomiting, mouth irritation, and, rarely, mouth sores.
• Consult a doctor if diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
• Do not use Briogut Z if bloody diarrhea or blackish stools are noticed.
• Dizziness and drowsiness are the Briogut Z 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 Z medicine if allergic to it and if severe constipation is experienced.
FAQs :Saccharomyces boulardii
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. Lactobacillus
1. How to take antibiotics while using lactobacillus? Give a gap of at least 2 hours between the two medicines. This is because taking them together can kill the lactobacillus bacterium.
2. Is it safe to use lactobacillus in the vagina? Yes. Lactobacillus can be safely used by women inside the vagina for the treatment of vaginal infections.
3. Is lactobacillus given for short bowel syndrome? No. People with short bowel syndrome have an increased risk of developing lactobacillus infections. Talk to a doctor for an appropriate medication for you.
4. How should I store lactobacillus? Store lactobacillus in a refrigerator but do not freeze it.
5. Can I use lactobacillus during pregnancy? Due to the unknown safety of lactobacillus during pregnancy, use it only with a doctor’s recommendation. Zinc
1. How should I store zinc supplements? Zinc supplements should be stores at room temperature (25oC) away from direct sunlight and moisture.
2. Is zinc safe for pregnant and lactating females? Yes. Zinc is safe for pregnant and lactating females. However, consult your physician before taking the medication.
3. Can I take any other medications along with zinc supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
4. What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking zinc supplements? Zinc does not interact with most of the food substances. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking zinc supplements. Consult your physician for safe use.
5. Is zinc useful for the treatment of anemia? Yes, zinc is prescribed in combination with other medications for the treatment of anemia.