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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 as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria," 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.

Not all uses for saccharomyces boulardii lyo have been approved by the FDA. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed 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 be used for 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; difficult 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 healthcare provider 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)?

Not all uses for this product have been approved by the FDA. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your healthcare provider.

Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed 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 healthcare provider, pharmacist, or healthcare provider if saccharomyces boulardii lyo is safe for you to take 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 healthcare provider's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.



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