Asacol & probiotic question

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   Posted 2/25/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
is it ok to dose both of these at the same exact time? It wouldn't screw up the absorbtion of either one would it?
started Prednisone & Asacol on Thursday 10-4-2007

currently OFF Prednisone

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   Posted 2/25/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I take my probiotic with every Asacol dosage. Take both about 15min before i eat sumthing with 8 to 16 ounces of water. Been doing this for last 6 months. Told my GI of this regimen and he didnt object, so i guess ther is no issue.
Asacol 3 pills 3X Daily
Probiotic x3 Daily
Multivitamin x1 Daily
Oscal Calcuim Tabs X2 Daily
Fish Oil x2 Daily
Diagnosed with UC in May of 2007

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   Posted 2/25/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I take my probiotic w/ my morning Colazal.
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   Posted 2/25/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
the instructions on my probiotics say to take on an empty stomach, but I take them in the AM and the PM with my Colazal. Just no food.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997.
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal
rowasa enema nightly
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   Posted 2/25/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks. I also take both of mine without food.
started Prednisone & Asacol on Thursday 10-4-2007

currently OFF Prednisone

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   Posted 2/25/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I also take mine at the same time as my Asacol, sometimes with food, sometimes not.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D)

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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I take mine at night with my Imuran and Asacol... No issues so far.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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   Posted 2/26/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I see not issue with doing this. This reminds me of a controlled study I looked at some time ago which spoke of E. coli Nissle strain 1917 (a probiotic, not the pathogenic kind) that was so very near identical in results to 5-ASA meds in keeping UC patients in remission (duration, severity, etc.)--really remarkable. The trial was done over some months and I believe 100 or 200 persons were involved. I kept wondering what would happen if someone took both the 5-ASA and the probiotic--twice as effective?? Unfortunately this strain is not available on the market to my knowledge and I wonder if it ever will (always a risk of the immune system mistaking it for its "bad cousin).
Pancolitis '04
Yet to ever go into remission: maintaining at the moment
Taking Rowasa, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Folic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Borage Oil, Iron, Oregano Oil

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   Posted 2/27/2008 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I take them at the same time as well. Haven't noticed any issues.
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Current meds: Asacol 12/day, Imuran 150mg
L-glutamine, Coconut Water, Rowasa(as needed)

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