03-08-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Location: Fairfax County, Virginia
Imuran Dose

Hi all!

Just wanted to see what dose of Imuran seemed the most therapeutic for you? I'm on 100mg, which worked wonders for a week, and now all my GI symptoms are returning (i.e. ride side pain, diarrhea 12-15x/day, blood in stool).

Thanks for any advice!
Crohn's like symptoms since 2007; Diagnosed with Crohn's February 2012

Current Meds:
Humira 40mg/week
Imuran 150mg/day
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D
03-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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It's a weight issues I believe when dosing Imuran, I'm on 100mg myself, I believe some people are on as high as 250mg.
28 y/o male from Dublin, Ireland, Dx with Crohn's Colitis in January 09.

Current Meds: Remicade, Imuran.

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03-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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How long have you been on Imuran?

It will take at least 3 months to become fully therapeutic and for some as long as 6 months.

The desired dose is usually calculated at 2 - 2.5mg per kilo of body weight.

Dusty. xxx
Mum of 2 kids with Crohn's.
03-17-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Georgia
Per my Dr, the therapeutic dosage is generally 1mg per 1 lb of weight. So a 100 lb person would have a theoretical therapeutic dosage of 100mg. Some docs start you off on a lower dosage and work you up to your recommended level, others don't.
DX March, 2011 - Symptoms 5 years prior
Azathioprine (Imuran) - 200mg
Vitamin B12 - 1500mg
Slow Fe - 180mg
03-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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I've been on it for about 6 weeks now. Just completed a Prometheus test to see if I can take more of the Imuran.
04-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #6
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I'm just about to start 50mg of imuran as a trial dose. Has anyone had any of the side effects?
04-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #7
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Location: Missouri
I was on 100 mgs for 2 weeks, but the GI upped it to 150, since he thought what he viewed during my scope warranted a higher dose to settle me down.
Previous meds: Sulfadiazine, Flagyl, Prednisone, Imuran, Pentasa, Asacol
Surgeries: re-section 2004
Currently taking: B-12 injections every 2 weeks, multi vitamin/mineral, fish oil (1000 mg), D3 (5000 mg)

Also lucky enough to have psoriasis as well.

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