Take as small a dose as you need to be able to do what you're trying to do. I get a lot of benefit from 1/2 a pill, and will do it daily during a bad flare. It keeps things calmer but doesn't bring it to a halt. And I would take a whole one, or even two for a special situation.
My old GI would prescribe it before it went OTC. It was cheaper as an Rx!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.