Vitamin C + Imuran = BAD?

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   Posted 12/11/2007 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I was thinking about something today as I was reading about benefits of vitamin c to Crohn's patients:

What if you're taking an immune suppressant, such as Imuran. Does the boost to the immune system that the vitamin c produces negate the desired affect of the Imuran?
Current meds: 100mg Imuran, 20mg Prilosec, 30mg prednisone, Humira, fish oil, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and b-12 shots.

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   Posted 12/11/2007 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I havn't been able to find any interactions with taking Imuran along with Vit C.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/11/2007 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't found anything either.  I take both every day

Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 12/11/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink OJ with Imuran and I have no issues, that has 125% of Vit C per cup and I drink 2 glasses a day ;)
No issues here, however if anyone takes too much Vit C they can get D, but when I mean a lot, it would be like taking 4L of OJ or sumthin, lol
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Imuran 75mg (eventually 150mg I was told), Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat (thanks Pred!)
Have used Pentasa, Entocort in the past
Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

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