How to stop taking imuran?

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gunnarsson
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   Posted 1/28/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello!
 
I decided to stop taking imuran but I dont know if I should just stop with it or tapper?
 
If I tapper how quick should I do that?
 
/Lars

Mildewval
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   Posted 1/28/2008 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

You should certainly talk to your doctor about this. With that said---I quit Imuran in September. My doc told me to just stop it with no tapering. Because of the way the drug works you don't need to taper. But, much like how you don't start to see the benefits of the imuran for weeks to months, it can take weeks to months to notice the effects of going off of it. I have been lucky, I quit but am still in remission. I hope if you do go off of it that you are successful.
Pancolitis since October 2004
Currently experiencing symptoms- blood and mild pain. Have started ANOTHER round of enemas.
My drugs of choice: Asacol 2-3 times a day (if I remember), Imuran, Canasa suppositories every other day, probiotics, fish oil, Iron, multi-vitamin
My other therapies of choice: Yoga, walking, my animals, and whining.


gunnarsson
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   Posted 1/28/2008 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your answer.

Well, the question is how I could notice any negative effects when going of it when I have not had any positive effects from it. I'm still sick and the only thing that works for me is prednisolone. Im gonna start with pred-enema today but I'm gonna stop taking imuran.

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/28/2008 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I would call your doctor before you stop the Imuran. Also ask your doctor about you starting pred.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
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superdeejayanna
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   Posted 1/28/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I just stopped. With my doctor's orders. Imuran gave me serious liver problems, so I stopped and immediately stopped throwing up/having stomach pains.

Mildewval
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   Posted 1/28/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
How long have you been on Imuran?
Pancolitis since October 2004
Currently experiencing symptoms- blood and mild pain. Have started ANOTHER round of enemas.
My drugs of choice: Asacol 2-3 times a day (if I remember), Imuran, Canasa suppositories every other day, probiotics, fish oil, Iron, multi-vitamin
My other therapies of choice: Yoga, walking, my animals, and whining.


gunnarsson
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 1/28/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Imuran for more then 5 months.
 
Why should I call my doctor before I stop taking Imuran?
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