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anti irritable bowel syndrome agents
Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast used to colonize the gastrointestinal tract.
Reduced number of bowel movements.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown
Use Cautiously in:
GI: bloating, constipation, flatulence
Misc: fungemia, ↑ thirst
* CAPITALS indicate life-threatening.
Underline indicate most frequent.
Natural Drug Interaction
Antifungals may decrease effectiveness of Saccharomyces boulardii
PO (Adults): 250–500 mg two to four times a day.
Capsules: 250 mg
Lab Test Considerations:
Monitor CBC periodically during therapy.
Resolution of diarrhea and decrease in number of loose stools.
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