remicade or imuran, which is hardest on liver

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artist guy
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   Posted 3/4/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm to start remicade as soon as i get tb test, but I have hep C stage 1 only, i am on imuran and pred. but imuran side effects are not great, no appetite, is remicade easier or harder to adjust to and is it harder on one's liver? I have probably a month to say either yes or let me try imuran longer, who else to ask but this forum. thanks
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   Posted 3/4/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Both can potentially inflame the liver, however you should be monitored closely while on each med for liver issues. I'm on both Remicade and 6MP. Recently my liver enzymes came back elevated. Dropped down to 75mg 6MP and they are normal now. As long as the liver tests are normal, neither should really be bothering the liver.
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DX with distal Crohn's colitis Oct 2007, predominantly in rectum
Colozal and Canasa for 2+ years - developed an intolerance
6MP - elevated LFTs after 100mg, no effect after 9 months
Currently: Remicade (Nov '09), and Paleo Diet. Not quite remission, but so much better!

artist guy
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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
what is the normal infusion, meaning how many times per week, month?

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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I think Imuran is.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Normally remicade is given 5 to 10mg/kg every 8 weeks, or 6 weeks and in bad cases could be 4. Rarely
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