Don't be afraid to try it. First thing my doctor gave me when diagnosed along with Canasa - while waiting for blood tests, etc. My diarrhea was reduced and stool firmed up in about 2 weeks. I have been taking it since every day - almost 2 years and I take 2 when taking antibiotics. I have not had diarrhea for months. I do have IBS also.
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines including rectal meds, etc.
Prednisone for about 5 months - tried 6 MP with no help.
No prescriptions now except for Cortifoam and anusol about once a week. Now treating only with Imodium and Pepto Bismal and below....
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.