I agree, you should be taking 3-4/3x day (up to 12) if you are flaring and that's all you've been given to treat it. My maintenance dose is 3/2x day.
And yes, unfortunately when you are flaring sometimes it doesn't stay in the colon long enough to dissolve (the coating is designed so it won't dissolve in your stomach but will instead dissolve when it gets exposed to the ph level that is in the colon). Sucks to see the pills go through unused! All the reason to hit it with more, though.
Also, are you taking the One-A-Day brand probiotic, made by the vitamin people? It's probably not strong enough, there are lots better ones, look for the threads on that.
I hope you feel better soon. Ask about that dose!
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.