Saccharomyces boulardii is the active ingredient of Inteflora capsules
(Nappi code: 700485-003).
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic. Probiotics are
micro-organisms, usually bacteria, which have health benefits, and can be used
to inhibit the presence of other, harmful micro-organisms.
In South Africa saccharomyces boulardii is registered for the
treatment of prevention and treatment of side effects induced by antibiotic
therapy. These include diarrhoea and yeast infections, acute diarrhoea of
non-specific origin and the prevention of diarrhoea during continuous enteral
How does saccharomyces boulardii work?
This probiotic has been shown to maintain and restore the natural flora in
the large and small intestine.
Drug schedule: unscheduled
Available as: this probiotic is
available in capsules.
What does it do? Saccharomyces boulardii is a
probiotic and has been shown to maintain and restore the natural flora in the
large and small intestine.
Overdose risk: low
Is this product available as a generic? no
saccharomyces boulardii available on prescription only? no
Pregnancy: presumed safe
Porphyria: presumed safe
Infants and children: this
medication is safe for use in children at the recommended dose.
elderly: no special precautions need to be taken.
hazardous work: no special precautions need to be taken.
no special precautions need to be taken.
Possible side effects
Adults, infants, children, elderly (oral): one capsule twice daily
(This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is for
informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment