Asacol and Probotics (NDS) - at the same time of separate?

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Qvist
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   Posted 1/25/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Can I eat my Asacols and well as drink my Probitics just before going to bed or should I do it a different times?

Shadam
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   Posted 1/25/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same question Qvist!!
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08
Currently on Asacol 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Started taking chamomile tea and multi vitamins (waiting for results)


sounga
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   Posted 1/25/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
what are these probitics that people keep talking about is it somehting you can jus buy or need dr for?

Qvist
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   Posted 1/26/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   

You just them.

e.g. http://www.vitaviva.com/Store/catalog/Probiotics-Lactic-acid-bacteria,18,en.aspx

sounga said...
what are these probitics that people keep talking about is it somehting you can jus buy or need dr for?

Christine1946
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   Posted 1/26/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
     I take six Colazal a day with my meals.  I also take two probiotics daily.  One with my morning meal and one with my evening meal.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Qvist
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   Posted 1/26/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Well the recommendation is to take it on empty stomach to reduce the time it is in the stomach before travelling further into your system.
Christine1946 said...
     I take six Colazal a day with my meals.  I also take two probiotics daily.  One with my morning meal and one with my evening meal.


Christine1946
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   Posted 1/26/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
     Oh well, I have been doing this since June and seems to be working for me.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


mo'better
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   Posted 1/26/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
"Well the recommendation is to take it on empty stomach" - which one? - Asacol or probiotics?

Peety
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   Posted 1/26/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics, on an empty stomach. Unless they upset your stomach (Align gave me a tummy ache).
Asacol, shouldn't matter, it's got that tough coating that shouldn't dissolve until it gets to your colon.
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 wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


pb4
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
If it doesn't specify on your bottle of probiotics then that generally means it makes no difference if it's with or without food. As far as taking it with your meds, that shouldn't really make any difference either but you can always wait an hour in between if you're concerned about it...or ask your doc.

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Qvist
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   Posted 1/27/2009 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
On my Asacols it says to wait 1-2 hours before eating after you've taken them.
On my Priobotics it says - on empty stomach just before bedtime.

LeafsFan
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   Posted 1/27/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Wierd, on my probiotics it actually says  "full stomach". That's the first I've heard that...I always took them on an empty stomach before bed, but I switched kinds and this one says full stomach. Has anyone head that before?

Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - pancolitis
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Pentasa 500mg 2pills-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg tapering ... 25mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, vitamin C, probiotics, fish oil
 
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"


bulldozer
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   Posted 1/27/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone -- I've been Asacol for 30+ years and always take after breakfast and before evening meal -- no adverse affects. I use a Soya probiotic on my breakfast porridge. All seems to work fine - been in remission since mid- Sept and eating everything but lactose free for 30 years too. Happy healing ! Kath

LeafsFan
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   Posted 1/27/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Here's what it says on the website of the probiotics I am taking. I don't know if they are good or not, but they were recommended to me.

 

"All probiotic supplements work most effectively if taken after meals, when stomach acid is lowest. Stomach acid destroys up to 99.9% of probiotics if taken before a meal but only about 90% if taken after the meal."

Any truth to this?


Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - pancolitis
 -----------------------------------
Pentasa 500mg 2pills-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg tapering ... 25mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, vitamin C, probiotics, fish oil
 
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"


ediekristen
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   Posted 1/27/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I always take my medicine in the morning because that's the most likely time I will remember, but I don't eat breakfast so I always took everything on an empty stomach. Maybe that's why the probiotics seemed to give me so much trouble.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg

 
 


Qvist
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   Posted 1/27/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Pushingforward said...

Here's what it says on the website of the probiotics I am taking. I don't know if they are good or not, but they were recommended to me.

 

"All probiotic supplements work most effectively if taken after meals, when stomach acid is lowest. Stomach acid destroys up to 99.9% of probiotics if taken before a meal but only about 90% if taken after the meal."

Any truth to this?

I believe I have seen it is possible to buy coated probiotics? That should ensure more of it survives the travelling through the stomach?
 
 

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