My GI said if it works for me (by keeping my BM's down to a reasonable number during the day) then take it. I simply use the Wal-Mart liquid Equate brand!
I don't LIKE taking it because it makes me feel full and constipated at times but if I were going on vacation, that's much better than having to rush to the bathroom every hour or 2.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)