why in the world would it contain aspartame? I mean what are they THINKING? Most pills taste like nothing, or taste like crap... sweetener and vanilla? Ugh. Thanks for pointing that out!
Anyways, I've taken it for a week or so. I'll say this-- I'm going to give it a while longer. BUT my first impression is not a favorable one.
Basically it's a gigantic pill filled with a hundred tiny balls of medicine. These balls, at least for me, come out mostly intact. These balls are way harder than any seed, and in my opinion 'scratch' the colon lining. We're told to avoid sharp/hard items when flaring, so I'm confused why they design the pills this way.
Many years ago, I was on pentasa, which was exactly the same setup. Those balls would come out like they went in, and I was darn sure they weren't making my aggravated colon feel any better. Switching to Lialda, which is just a giant pill of 5-ASA with no sharp edges or tiny balls, was an improvement.
I'll give this a shot for a month or so, and then render my verdict.
Left-sided UC, Jun 2005. Flex-sig only... clear for first 20cms, then inflamed through next 30cms.
Pharmaceutical: Lialda 2/day, Rowasa/hydrocort as needed
Probiotics: Primadophilus Bifidus
Naturals: Caprylic Acid, Vit ABCDE, Zinc, Turmeric, Bromelain, Fish Oil, Flax Oil