Over the years I have seen a dozen threads about
VSL#3 or VSL#3DS helping chronic pouchitis. I don't take VSL#3 anymore so I am not sure if it has been replaced with a similar formula found in Visbiome.https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=33&m=2382001#gsc.tab=0
My GI says that she will have me take VSL 3 and/or Cipro after my takedown to prevent pouchitis. She did some blood test to check for my risk of developing it and my number came back very very high so we will have to be proactive. https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1923409#gsc.tab=0
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have shown VSL#3 is effective in preventing the onset of acute pouchitis in patients with newly formed surgical pouches, and in maintaining remission following antibacterial treatment of acute pouchitis in patients with a history of refractory or recurrent pouchitis.
Treatment guidelines from the US and the UK include VSL#3 as a therapeutic option for the prevention of pouchitis relapse in patients with chronic pouchitis.