Get Started on VSL#3® for Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Get Started on VSL#3®

Taking VSL#3® for the dietary management of UC or pouchitis

It is important to take VSL#3® every day as directed. Dietary management with VSL#3® Powders has been shown to effectively manage UC when used daily.

VSL#3® Powders should be mixed into cold beverages such as water, juice, or foods like applesauce or yogurt.

You may take between 1 and 4 packets a day depending on instructions from your doctor
You may take between 1 and 4 packets a day depending on instructions from your doctor
VSL#3® Powders should not be mixed into hot drinks or hot foods
VSL#3® Powders should not be mixed into hot drinks or hot foods. Although probiotics live in the warm temperatures of the human body, the more intense heat of a food or beverage can destroy the bacteria. Once added to food, VSL#3® must be consumed immediately
VSL#3® Powders should be kept refrigerated to ensurethat the bacteria remain potent
VSL#3® Powders should be kept refrigerated to ensure that the bacteria remain potent.
VSL#3® can be left at room temperature (up to 77o F) for up to 2 weeks without compromising potency so you are able to take it away from home

Getting VSL#3® Powders for UC or pouchitis

VSL#3® Powders are intended for the dietary management of mild-to-moderate UC or pouchitis.

Based on your symptoms, your physician may prescribe the VSL#3® Unflavored (450 billion CFU) Powder or VSL#3-DS® (900 billion CFU) Powder. A savings card is available for both VSL#3® Powders. It can be applied on both new and existing prescriptions.

VSL#3(r) Unflavored (450 billion CFU) 450 CFU probiotic powder or VSL#3-DS(r) (900 billion CFU) 900 CFU probiotic powder. VSL#3-DS(r) 900 CFU powder available by prescription. VSL#3(r) Unflavored probiotic powder available at retail pharmacy or online.
VSL#3(r) Unflavored (450 billion CFU) 450 CFU probiotic powder or VSL#3-DS(r) (900 billion CFU) 900 CFU probiotic powder. VSL#3-DS(r) 900 CFU powder available by prescription. VSL#3(r) Unflavored probiotic powder available at retail pharmacy or online.

VSL#3-DS® is only available by prescription. VSL#3® Unflavored Powder can be purchased without a prescription at your local pharmacy or directly online by clicking the "Buy Now" button at the top of the page.

CFU, colony-forming units.
VSL#3® must be used under medical supervision.

If you’ve been prescribed VSL#3® Powders, you can save on your prescription

The VSL#3® Savings Card provides between $20 and $80 off any prescription for VSL#3® Powders.

Download the savings card

If you are looking for an option to help manage your UC, talk to your doctor about VSL#3® Powders.

VSL#3® Unflavored (450 billion CFU) and VSL#3-DS®(900 billion CFU)