Zifam Probiotic

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probiotic

 

Composition

Each Sachet Contains

(Lyophilized)

Saccharomyces boulardii 282.5mg

corresponding to 250mg of yeast.

 

Description

During transit under its viable form in the digestive tract, Saccharomyces boulardii exerts biological actions which are similar to the protective properties of the normal intestinal flora.

The principle modes of action of Saccharomyces bouldardii in the prevention and treatment of diarrhoeal syndromes are:

  • Inhibition of pathogenic effects of certain micro-organisms and /or their toxins especially Clostridium difficile, principal causative organism of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, and Vibrio cholerae, typical of the toxin producing bacteria responsible for secretory diarrhoea.
  • Trophic and immunostimulant effects on the intestinal tract involving notably a significant increase in the total and specific activity of the intestinal disaccharidses (sucrase maltase and lactase), and a marked increase in secretory IgA concentrations in the intestinal fluid.

Indication/uses

a)      Prohphylaxis and treatment of the intestinal and muco-cutaneous side-effects induced by antibiotic therapy: diarrhoea, colitis, candidates.

b)      Non-specific diarrhoea.

c)       Colitis, enterocolitis

d)      Prevention of diarrhoea during continuous enteral feeding

e)      Suitable for use in infants, children, adults and in the elderly.

 

Dosage and administration

One to two sachets twice daily or as directed by the physician.

 

Direction for use

Should be administered orally, directly or mixed with water or beverage. It will not dissolve. Consume as such. Do not mix in very cold or hot liquid.

 

Special warnings

In the presence of heavy diarrhea or of blood or mucus in stools, or in case of fever, vomiting or other digestive symptoms, Seek Your Doctor’s Advice Immediately.

 

Precautions for use

Diarrhea

Add sweet drinks or salty broths to this treatment to compensate for fluid loss due to diarrhea

In children stop milk and dairy products the first day of treatment.

If diarrhea persists for more than 2 days Consult Your Doctor

 

Drug Interactions

Drug Interactions and other forms of interaction

Do not use this medicine at the same time as an antifungal agent(medicine active against fungus infections)

 

Adverse Reaction

Very rare cases of fungemia with fever and positive Saccharomyces hemoculture, have been reported in hospitalised patients with central venous catheter, in immunocompromised patients, in patients with gastrointestinal disease or in patients treated with high dosage.

Pregnancy and Lactation

The safety and efficacy has not been established in pregnant and lactating women.

 

Presentation

A pack containing 10 sachets of 765mg of Zifam Probiotic.