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Drug Information

What is Saccharomyces used for?

Saccharomyces are used for the prevention and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Urinary tract infections
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Short bowel syndrome

Saccharomyces may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How do Saccharomyces work?

Saccharomyces belongs to the class of drugs called probiotics.  This drugs acts by restoring the balance of good microorganisms in the intestine and promotes gut health.

How to take Saccharomyces?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Saccharomyces capsule/powder/syrup as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the capsule. Take Saccharomyces with or without food.
  • Empty contents of the sachet into half a glass of water. Shake well before drinking to ensure that the powder is fully dissolved.
  • For syrup dosage form, measure the prescribed amount of liquid before taking each dose. Shake well before use.

If you miss a dose of Saccharomyces, please take it immediately. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Saccharomyces?

Drugs that interact with Lactobacillus + Racecadotril + Saccharomyces boulardii include the following:

  • Fluconazole
  • Terbiafine
  • Itraconazole

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Saccharomyces?

The following are the most common side effects of Saccharomyces:

  • Stomach gas
  • Bloating
  • Rash
  • Itching

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Persistent cough
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Severe dizziness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Saccharomyces?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Saccharomyces
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Suddenly stopping the medication may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase the side effects when taken with Saccharomyces.

You are advised not to take Saccharomyces if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Saccharomyces?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Saccharomyces or any similar drugs.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Saccharomyces.

Frequently asked questions about Saccharomyces

  1. How to store Saccharomyces?
  2. Saccharomyces should be stored at room temperature between (20 – 25 ºC), away from sunlight, heat and moisture.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while using Saccharomyces?
  4. Saccharomyces may cause stomach gas. Therefore, follow a diet which includes more green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avoid having carbonated drinks.

  5. How long can I use Saccharomyces?
  6. Saccharomyces should be used only for the prescribed duration. Do not discontinue unless instructed by your doctor.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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