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saccharomyces boulardii in pregnancy

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Ubiquitousslug Sat 14-Jun-14 12:03:08

I have been given saccharomyces boulardii to take after a course of anti-biotics. Is this safe to take in pregnancy? The pharmacist who gave it to me didn't know I was pregnant...

Anyone had any experience?

MrsMonkeyBear Sat 14-Jun-14 14:44:44

I've had it after anti-biotics but not during pregnancy, (h. Pylori infection, 4 weeks of v. Strong anti-bs)

It helps repopulate the good bacteria in your system. No worse than taking an actimel or Yakult every day. It's a type of yeast as far as I know. It really helped me, lots of anti biotics and me equals very dodgy tummy and thrush.

Ubiquitousslug Sat 14-Jun-14 19:42:13

Thank you - I think I'm going to go for it....

icklekid Sun 15-Jun-14 06:08:49

Read guidance with the medicine - most say don't take when pregnant unless instructed to by Dr. I would go back to pharmacy/ call dr/ 111 to seek advice first before taking.

This website says
You should not take saccharomyces boulardii lyo without your healthcare provider's advice if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment.

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