What is saccharomyces boulardii lyo?

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is a specific form of yeast also known as Brewer’s Yeast, Hansen CBS 5926, Levure de Boulangerie, and Probiotic.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has been used as a probiotic, or “friendly bacteria,” to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is likely effective in alternative medicine as an aid in preventing diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics, or by using a feeding tube. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is also likely effective in treating diarrhea in babies and children.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has been used as a possibly effective aid in preventing the recurrence of diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). However, this product may not be effective in treating the first episodes of this type of diarrhea. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is also possibly effective in treating “traveler’s diarrhea,” diarrhea in people with HIV, and stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori.

How should I take saccharomyces boulardii lyo?

When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your healthcare provider. 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 healthcare provider, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.

Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.

You may take saccharomyces boulardii lyo with or without food.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is available in capsule and powder form.

Do not use different formulations (such as capsules together with powder) at the same time without medical advice. You may get too much of this product.

You may swallow the capsule whole, or open it and sprinkle the contents directly onto your tongue. Drink at least 4 ounces of water or juice when swallowing the medicine.

To use the oral powder, tear open the packet and empty the entire contents into at least 4 ounces of water, juice, or milk. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

To make swallowing easier, you may also sprinkle the medicine from a capsule or from the powder packet into a spoonful of yogurt or applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.

Call your doctor if the condition you are treating with saccharomyces boulardii lyo does not improve, or if it gets worse while using this product.

Store this product at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not refrigerate.

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.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo side effects

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

Although not all side effects are known, saccharomyces boulardii lyo is thought to be likely safe for most people when used as directed for up to 15 months.
Common side effects may include: gas, bloating; or constipation.

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

Special Precautions and Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if Saccharomyces boulardii is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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.

Elderly: The elderly might have an increased risk of fungal infection when taking Saccharomyces boulardii. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Weakened immune system: Saccharomyces boulardii has caused fungal infections in people with weakened immune systems. This includes people with HIV/AIDS or cancer or people who are taking medications to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ. In many cases, fungemia resulted from catheter contamination by air, environmental surfaces, or hands that have been contaminated with Saccharomyces boulardii. If you have a weakened immune system, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Saccharomyces boulardii.

Further information

Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.

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