Melissa Benoit

Florastor®

Why is this medication prescribed?
Florastor® (Saccharomyces boulardii) is a probiotic that contains live yeast that may improve the microbial balance of your gut and prevent diarrhea.

How does this medication work?
Florastor® works by replacing the normal, healthy bacteria in your gut that is destroyed by antibiotic therapy.

What is the usual dose?
Florastor® is available in a capsule form. A typical adult dose can vary from 1 capsule once a day to several capsules several times a day. Your CF doctor will determine the best dose for you.

How should this medication be taken?
You may take Florastor® with or without food. Store the tablet at room temperature away from heat, moisture and direct light.

What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose.

What should I expect from this medication?
You may or may not experience side effects. These side effects may disappear; but, let your doctor know if they are severe or if they last for more than 2 days. A small number of patients experience flatulence or thirst while using Florastor®.

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