Just wanted to jump in here to clarify about
imuran, if you don't mind.
Imuran is an immunosuppresant and not a maintenance drug, it's actually pretty potent because it targets the immune system itself.
My crohn's is in the terminal ileum and they put me on pentasa because of the region. A relative of mine has been on pentasa for years as a maintenance drug (since surgery more thn 10 yrs ago) and she's been in complete remission ever since. Pentasa didn't help me at all.
Pentasa works for some ppl, not for others. Like all drugs, I guess.
Hope your friend gets better soon.
Post Edited (Roni) : 3/1/2008 2:54:55 PM (GMT-7)