I have been taking it for YEARS and it works great. Absolutely no side effects or addiction issues, and I'm alert by morning. It helps me stay asleep.
I take it when I'm getting ready for bed. I can tell by 2 a.m. if I forgot to take it!
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 powder at first, now Forte pills. Doing much better, but still having some bad days.