HOW TO USE VILLICOTE®

This medication helps promote a healthy intestinal lining in people with symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease.

HOW IT WORKS

Villicote helps restore the mucin layer of the intestines. A healthy mucin layer provides mechanical protection for the cells lining the intestinal tract. A healthy mucin layer also serves as a barrier against toxins.

HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION

Empty the contents of a sachet into your favourite hot or cold beverage. Villicote is mildly sweet tasting. This is a natural feature of the product. It does not contain any sweeteners. You may also sprinkle the content of a sachet of Villicote over your cereal or any other solid food. Because of its sweet taste, you may also place Villicote directly on your tongue.

INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEDICINES

No known drug interactions. Villicote has been used along with 5ASA, corticosteroids, biologics and azathioprine without any evidence of drug interactions.

CONTRAINDICATION

Do not use this if you are allergic to shellfish.

SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS MEDICINE

If you are allergic to shellfish you may experience skin rashes or shortness of breath.

PREGNANCY AND BREAST FEEDING

Consult a health care practitioner before use.

RECOMMENDED DOSE

Adults and Children 14 years and older, take 1 to 2 grams, 3 times per day. Dose may be adjusted based on response.

HOW SUPPLIED

The carton contains 90 sachets of Villicote.  Each sachet contains 2 grams of N-acetylglucosamine.

NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS

None.