My gastro doc gave me a months supply of Align even before it was readily available in the stores. I liked it right away - firmed up my stool in a week or 10 days. After the month I tried Primal Defense and had too many side effects - gas mostly - and went back to Align. Research online will tell you more about each one.
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Cannot tolerate mesalamines. New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now. Hope it works! (finding it impossible to do three times a day however)
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.