They have always just prescribed me the one scoop once a day. He said if it didn't work to let him know, and we'd adjust the dose. I think he wanted to start low and go up if we had to. I really didn't have any side effects from it at all. Maybe a little more gas then usual, but nothing major. That went away after a few weeks of taking it.
Now my Aunt tried to take it, and while it worked for her, she got terrible heart burn with it. However she also has stomach issues that probably contributed to that side effect. She stopped taking it because of that. So like anything, everyone is different. I hope it works well for you, with little to no side effects like me!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 15 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).