Saccharomyces boulardii

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saccharomyces boulardii

(sak-a-roe-mye-seez boo-lar-dee) ,

Brewer's yeast

(trade name),

probiotics

(trade name)

Classification

Therapeutic: antidiarrheals
Treatment and prevention of diarrhea Irritable bowel syndrome.

Action

Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast used to colonize the gastrointestinal tract.

Therapeutic effects

Reduced number of bowel movements.

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption: Unknown
Distribution: Unknown
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown
Half-life: Unknown

Time/action profile

ONSETPEAKDURATION
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Contraindications/Precautions

Contraindicated in: Hypersensitivity to yeast.
Use Cautiously in: Pregnancy and lactation;Immunocompromised patients (↑ risk of fungemia)

Adverse Reactions/Side Effects

Gastrointestinal

  • bloating
  • constipation
  • flatulence

Miscellaneous

  • fungemia
  • ↑ thirst

Interactions

Antifungals may decrease effectiveness of Saccharomyces boulardii None.
Oral (Adults) 250–500 mg two to four times a day

Availability

Capsules: 250 mg

Nursing implications

Nursing assessment

  • Assess patient for abdominal distention, presence of bowel sounds, and usual pattern of bowel function.
  • Assess color, consistency, and amount of stool produced.
  • Lab Test Considerations: Monitor CBC periodically during therapy.

Potential Nursing Diagnoses

Diarrhea (Indications)

Implementation

  • Oral: Administer as directed.

Patient/Family Teaching

  • Instruct patient to take as directed.
  • Advise female patient to notify health care professional if pregnancy is planned or suspected or if breastfeeding.

Evaluation/Desired Outcomes

  • Resolution of diarrhea and decrease in number of loose stools.

Saccharomyces boulardii

a yeast species widely prescribed for treatment of diarrhea. Molecular typing shows it to be nearly identical, genetically, to S. cerevisiae; however it is metabolically and physiologically different.
See also: Saccharomyces.

Saccharomyces boulardii

A species of yeast that is used as a probiotic to prevent and treat infectious and inflammatory diseases of the intestines.
See also: Saccharomyces
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