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Old 08-25-2003, 04:43 AM   #1
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Question Equalactin

Has anyone here tried or used this? I have been using on and off for about 3 weeks. It is used for IBS D and C contains 625 mg calcium polycarbophil. I have not seen any change. This weekend was bad for me, and is in fact bad this AM. Have pain in upper left quadrant, which is why I finally went to a gastro and he said is normal for those with IBS. Thanks for any input. I am going out today to get some Acidophilis and see if this helps at all.

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Old 08-25-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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I use Equalactin, and notice no difference either. It's too bad, it seemed like a good product...

Old 08-25-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
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Calcium Polycarbophil is a synthetic fiber that does not ferment and is not broken down by intestinal bacteria. It act sort of like a nonsoluble fiber. It is Marketed under the names of FiberCon, Equalactin and Mitrolan.

It works ok for some people but does not work like a water soluble fiber that ferments like the natrual fiber --- psyllium in Metamucil.


Old 08-26-2003, 05:40 AM   #4
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Thank you both ! I am going to return the Equalactin I haven't used and maybe try the Metamucil instead. this really is a great list !

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