Florastor® is the trusted probiotic supplement that helps keep intestines functioning well in adults and children in more than 100 countries around the globe.
Maintain the Balance of the Intestinal Flora and
Promote Healthy Stools†5
Florastor®, the #1 probiotic worldwide,*3 provides the unique benefits of a yeast-based probiotic. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host."†6 Florastor is a non-pathogenic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, that is lyophilized for optimal cell viability and has been shown to promote intestinal health†4 in numerous publications. To see why Florastor is a better choice than bacterial probiotics, take a look at our Florastor Versus Bacterial Probiotics comparison chart.
Contraindications and Warnings
Florastor is contraindicated in patients with a central line. There are rare reported cases of fungemia due to accidental manual introduction of Saccharomyces boulardii lyo cells by individuals into the bloodstream via a central line. Should a patient develop fungemia, proper management practices include discontinuation of Florastor, treatment with appropriate antifungals,9 and, when appropriate, removal of the central line. Central lines include short- and long-term central venous catheters (CVCs), peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), and totally implantable devices (e.g., ports).
Florastor is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the components. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is a single strain of yeast, therefore contraindicating use for any persons with a yeast allergy.
Do not open Florastor capsules or packets in the vicinity of patients with central lines. Healthcare workers should follow standard good practices: always change gloves after handling Florastor as to avoid any accidental transfer into the central line of any patient.
Nursing or Pregnant Mothers
In the absence of reliable animal teratogenesis data, it is preferable to check with your healthcare practitioner before using Florastor.
Food and Drug Interactions
Florastor can be taken with or without food, with no change in its efficacy.
Florastor is not compromised by antibiotics because Florastor is a yeast (i.e., non-bacterial).†1 Biocodex does not recommend taking Florastor in conjunction with antifungals.9
Florastor does not have any other known drug interactions.
Florastor can be taken alone or with other dietary supplements, including bacterial probiotics.
Since 1984 when worldwide tracking began, more than 13 billion doses of Saccharomyces boulardii lyo from Biocodex have been administered. Less than 1% of individuals have reported constipation or thirst.
Samples are available to licensed healthcare professionals. Please call 877-356-7787 to be connected with a sales consultant in your area.