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Repoflor capsules are indicated to regulate the intestines of adults and children, because they contain yeasts that are good for the body, and are also indicated to combat diarrhea during the use of antibiotics or anti-cancer drugs.
This remedy helps restore the intestinal flora in a natural way because it contains Saccharomyces boulardii-17, a type of live microorganism, from tropical wild fruits, which favors the growth of good bacteria in the intestine, preventing proliferation from bad microorganisms like Proteus, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus and Candida albicans, for example.
Repoflor is available in capsules and can be found in pharmacies without a prescription.
What is it for
Repoflor is a remedy used to restore intestinal flora, helping to treat and prevent diarrhea caused by the use of antibiotics or chemotherapy.
How to take it
Repoflor capsules should be swallowed whole, without chewing, with a little liquid. In cases where the treatment has to be done in young children or people with swallowing difficulties, the capsules can be opened and the contents added to liquids, bottles or food, which should not be hot or cold.
This remedy should preferably be taken on an empty stomach or half an hour before meals. In people undergoing treatment with antibiotics or chemotherapy, Repoflor should be taken shortly before these medicines.
The way to take it varies according to the dose of capsules and the problem to be treated:
- Repoflor capsules 100 mg: in acute alterations of the intestinal flora and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, the recommended dose is 2 capsules, twice a day. In the case of chronic alterations in the intestinal flora, the recommended dose is 1 capsule, twice a day.
- Repoflor capsules 200 mg: in case of acute alterations of the intestinal flora and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, the recommended dose is 1 capsule, twice a day. In chronic alterations of the intestinal flora, the recommended dose is 1 capsule, once a day.
In most cases, two to three days of treatment are sufficient. Repoflor dosage can be changed by the doctor and if symptoms persist after five days.
Possible side effects
This medication is generally well tolerated, however, it can change the smell of stool, especially in children. Other effects that can arise, although rare, include redness and itchiness of the skin, constipation, intestinal gas, and the development of fungal infections in immunocompromised people.
When not to use
Repoflor capsules are contraindicated in case of allergy to yeast, especially to Saccharomyces boulardii, or to any other component of the formula. Its use is also not indicated for people who have central venous access because it increases the risk of fungemia.
In addition, it must be used with care in cases of lactose intolerance, it must not be used at the same time as any antifungal and it must not be consumed with alcoholic beverages.