In large multicenter trials, few (if any) side effects have been noted in patients taking Saccharomyces boulardii for up to 15 months. Regardless of diarrhea type, Saccharomyces boulardii is often taken in doses of 500-2,000 milligrams in divided daily doses (three or four times daily).
The brand name product, Ultra-Levure®, has been studied in doses of 2-4 capsules daily for up to eight months.For antibiotic-associated diarrhea, 1 gram daily for three days following completion of antibiotics has been used. Two sachets per day containing 5x109 colony forming units (CFU) per sachet has also been used for four weeks. One capsule twice daily has been used; duration was not noted. 250-500mg twice daily for up to two weeks following antibiotics has been used. Four capsules Ultra-Levure® daily for eight months has been used.
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