Pro biotic not needing refrigeration

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Another UC wife
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I read a few weeks ago a comment about a pro biotic that does not need refreigeration.  Kindly tell me the name, manufacturer and if I have to go to a special health food store or it is OTC at CVS/Walgreens etc.
 
I'd like to get some before we go away.  Thanks.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran 15 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enemas AM & PM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


FosterDad
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Im not sure which Probiotic it was that you were reading about but I take FLORASTOR Probiotic and it says right on the box that it does not require refridgeration.  I was able to pick it up at Safeway (in Canada) so Im sure if you called around, one of the major chain grocery stores (in the States) with a pharmacy will probably carry it.  It is a little more expensive but not too bad.

Hope this helps.


Just diagnosed Aug. 14/07
Asacol 8 / day (5-Aminosalicylic Acid 400mg)
Pred. 50mg
Cortafoam (butt mousse, not emima)
Florastor Probiotic


Another UC wife
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks - I'll look for it.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran 15 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enemas AM & PM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


JBM13
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   Posted 10/7/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I take the probiotic FloraQ, which also does not require refrigeration. You can find it over the counter at various pharmacies, and my pharmacy will order it overnight for me if they run out. It's around $30 for a month's supply.
-25 year old female with left-sided UC and ulcerative proctitis
-Diagnosed May 2004, in remission for four months currently
-Past medications: Rowasa, Canasa, Dipentum, Asacol
-Current meds: Colazal 9 pills a day (finally off prednisone--yayy!), Flora-Q, multi-vitamin


dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/7/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Jarro-dophilus EPS. It does not need refridgeration. I get it from iherb.
I have also used Culturelle, which does not need refridgeration. It is available at many places including Wal-Mart. However, Target does not carry it.
I have also used GNC's probiotics. They also do not need refridgeration. Make sure to stay away from the super one that has FOS in it - it causes GAS!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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GardenerJames
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   Posted 10/7/2007 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I use Nutrition Now PB-8 Probiotics that you can get online through amazon for cheap, or at GNC for lots of $$$.
It says it doesn't need refrigeration, however, my GI has told me that all Probiotics should be refrigerated when possible.
Obviously that's not always possible when traveling, but when you can and at home you should keep them refrigerated.
James
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Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
Omega-3 once daily
Eighth Remicade infusion End of August


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   Posted 10/7/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Super - thanks for the info I'll check them out....yes we do refrigerate the acidophilus at home but it is nice to have one for travelling...................

he has a bunch of free samples FloraQ2 and takes one a day. Is that sufficient and we don't need anything else then???? When we get back we would need to get more of the Flora Q or equivalent....don't want to sound cheap but I would like whatever is helpful and the lowest price. As you all know it does get expensive even with decent insurance.

Can he be taking too much if he takes something with the Flora Q??

Thanks everyone

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran 15 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enemas AM & PM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


Eric704
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   Posted 10/7/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it's the Pro-Bio one you're thinking of.

dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know that you can take too much of a probiotic.

Pro-bio is the one dookie mentioned. It is also available from iherb.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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Keep HealingWell running smoothly:  www.healingwell.com/donate

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