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01-30-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Benefits of Azathioprine/Imuran/6mp

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/758281

The title of this article is: "Azathioprine Has Changed the Course of Crohn's Disease" This study shows that azathioprine "reduced probability of disease behavior change, and reduced rates of surgery independently associated with increased and earlier azathioprine use." This would also apply to 6mp, which is Imuran's sister drug and is very, very similar. It also discussed the value of biologic drugs.

This is very good news for those of us who are on these medications and don't have unpleasant side effects from them.
01-30-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Great article. Thank you
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02-02-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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I just started imuran 50mg twice a day, today is my first full day on it..hoping for remission
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