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Yeast, Brewer's

Faex medicinalis

Medizinische Hefe


May 5, 1988

Name of Drug

Faex medicinalis, medicinal yeast.

Composition of Drug

Medicinal yeast consists of fresh or dried cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meyer [Fam.  Saccharomycetaceae] and/or of Candida utilis (Hennenberg) Rodden et Kreyer Van Rey [Fam.  Cryptococcaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.   Medicinal yeast contains vitamins, particularly B complex, glucans and mannans.

Loss of appetite and as a supplement for chronic forms of acne and furunculosis.


None known.

Side Effects

Migraine-like headaches can occur in sensitive individuals.  The intake of fermentable yeast may cause flatulence.

Interactions with Other Drugs

Unless other prescribed: Average daily dosage: 6 g;equivalent preparations.

Mode of Administration

Medicinal yeast and galenical preparations for internal use.


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