Are there any interactions with medications?
Medications for fungal infections (Antifungals)
Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a fungus. Medications for fungal infections help reduce fungus in and on the body. Taking Saccharomyces boulardii with medications for fungal infections can reduce the effectiveness of Saccharomyces boulardii.
Some medications for fungal infection include fluconazole (Diflucan), terbinafine (Lamisil), itraconazole (Sporanox), and others.
Dosing considerations for Saccharomyces Boulardii.
The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
- For diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotics: 250-500 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii two to four times a day.
- For diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile: 1 gram of Saccharomyces boulardii daily for 4 weeks along with antibiotic treatment.
- For Crohn's disease:
- 250 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii three times daily has been used for up to 9 weeks.
- 1 gram of Saccharomyces boulardii daily in combination with usual treatment has also been used.
- For ulcerative colitis: 205 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii three times daily.
- For treatment of infections due to the ulcer-causing Helicobacter pylori bacterium: a dose of 5 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of Saccharomyces boulardii daily in addition to usual treatment.