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Brand Names: Florastor, Florastor Kids

Generic Name: saccharomyces boulardii lyo (Pronunciation: SAK a roe MYE sees boo LAR dee eye LYE oh)

What is saccharomyces boulardii lyo (Florastor, Florastor Kids)?

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is a specific form of yeast.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has been used to maintain normal bowel function and promote intestinal health. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo may work by helping the body maintain normal consistency of bacteria in the intestines.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of saccharomyces boulardii lyo may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo may also have been used for other purposes not listed in this product guide.

What are the possible side effects of saccharomyces boulardii lyo (Florastor, Florastor Kids)?

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

Less serious side effects may include:

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

What is the most important information I should know about saccharomyces boulardii lyo (Florastor, Florastor Kids)?

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of saccharomyces boulardii lyo may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

You should not use saccharomyces boulardii lyo if you are allergic to yeast, or if you are taking an antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), nystatin (Mycostatin, Bio-Statin, Nilstat), or voriconazole (Vfend).

Ask a doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to take saccharomyces boulardii lyo if you are dehydrated, lactose intolerant, or if you have a central IV line in place.

You should not take saccharomyces boulardii lyo without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.



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