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Banna Man
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
hey anyone out there taking Imuran,  my son has just been put on this drug.  Just wanted to know if anyone has had any reaction (early) after taking this drug.  thanks
 
Just added a title to your post for clarity.

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73monte
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   

My daughter is about to start Imuran as well, but is waiting to have the Chicken Pox vaccine first. That's about the only info. I can share, is that you should not take this drug if you haven't had Chicken Pox. 

Also, you might want to edit your post to include a title, that will likely get some more responses. Sometimes the moderator will do it for you.


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa.


dietcoke
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on 6MP, which has the same main ingredient. I reacted immediately to it ... literally within hours I got an awful stomach ache. I tried two pills, one each night and each night was crying all night long. That was my experience.
39 years old female, Dx'd 2000 Crohn's Colitis in entire colon
Allergic to Asacol/Pentasa/6MP/Immuran and many others
Past meds that worked: Cipro, Prednisone
Just stopped Humira 1/1/09
Starting Remicade 1/15/09

Daily: Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Fergon Iron Supplement, Omega 3, Multi-Vitamin


Zanne
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on 6MP for over a decade. The only issue I've had is when they tried to increase my dose. My liver levels went out of whack. Initially you need to have blood levels check very frequently to make sure your liver is not being affected. After awhile you can space out the testing. Once we went back down to a lower dose my levels went back to a normal range.

Some people find that it makes them tired and so the common thought is to take it at bed time, just an FYI. Also, it can make some people a little nauseous at first. Both of these side effects tend to wear off as time go on.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Nanners
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I would add to Zanne's suggestion and say to also take it with food. Other than that everything she said was right on.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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indigosunrise
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Imuran for a little over 3 months now and have not had any problems with it.

I wish your son the very best and hope he feels better soon!

gachrons
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi The only problem I had was a rash other then that no problems but I did have to go off it. Good luck with it. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


cbk
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on generic Imuran for about 3 years...had no symptoms from it, eventually it lost its effectiveness. I recommend a lot of fluid intake with it, just to keep the kidneys going.
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