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05-08-2015, 12:33 AM   #1
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Difference between imuran and 6 mp

hey all,

Is 6 mp the same thing as aza? Also, is imuran different than the 6 mp and aza. Sorry for my ignorance but I am new to these drugs. Have only been on enbrel, humira, prednisone and asacol but feel like I now need the heavy artillary for the inflammation in my jejunum. Thanks so much for any advice.
05-08-2015, 06:42 AM   #2
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Aza and imuran are the same drug.

6mp is more breakdown that aza. Eg the body converts aza to 6mp
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Has previously taken Multi B, Caltrate, B12 & Iron

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05-08-2015, 06:44 AM   #3
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05-09-2015, 04:41 AM   #4
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Thanks....just found the information explaining the differences 😊
05-14-2015, 09:18 PM   #5
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yes pretty similar yet not exactly the same. I once failed Imuran when purinethol was out of stock for a year. But I always had success with Purinethol.
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