10-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Starting Azathioprine

Hey guys, just looking for some info. I am starting on Azathioprine in a few weeks and just wondered if anyone else had used it? Would be really grateful if you could share your experiences, good and bad!
10-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
Crohn's gal since 1989
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Hey livorben89,

Lots of us are on Azathioprine or Imuran is it is also known, 6mp is a very similar drug. There is a support group for folks on these meds you can read the threads there or more info! I have been on Imuran since May 2013 this go round. I take 150mg once daily. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

Diagnosed 1989
Asacol,Pentasa and Entocort (didn't work in 2005 and didn't work now)
Done with Prednisone 09/07/13
Azathioprine (Imuran)150mg no longer working
Developed allergic reaction to Humira injection!
Currently trying Remicade with Methotrexate
Still trying to get into remission!

Ileocecol resection surgery
September 14th, 2013.
55cm small bowel removed!
10-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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I'm on 100mg of once per day for 11 months now with no major issues.
Azathoprine 100mg
Just started actimel sept 13
10-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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Hi. I'm on 200 mg/day. My body has adjusted to it. No more side effects.
Crohn's Disease
DX 1978 (12 yrs old)
Ileostomy at 19

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10-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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I have been on various dosages for over 22 years with no side effects. I am now on 150 mg/day split in 2 75 mg doses.

Diagnosed since 1990
Current Medications: None currently. Was on Imuran (150mg/day) and 5-ASA (3000 mg/day) as maintenance meds prior to surgery
Surgeries: Left hemicolectomy 2014.

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