How to take Imuran?

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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I just noticed my bottle of 50m Imuran says take one 2x a day.  Do you split it up or take the full 100 at bed time?  Wonder why it would be split up?
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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I take the full 100mg at bedtime. Mine are also 50mg each.
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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 40m, Azathioprine (started 1/9/08)

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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I take all three of my pills at nighttime too. :-)

Currently in remission since September 2004!!!  I am on Imuran 150 mg and am LOVING life!

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   Posted 1/13/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I take all mine at night, my GI and Nephrologist both said ok.

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UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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   Posted 1/14/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
yup, same here. 3 pills at bedtime. I think it only comes in 50mg tablets, and some people halve those depending on the prescribed dose. but yes, before bed is the standard time on our forum. for me, they are basically the last thing I do before bed. pop my pills, and can it a night.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, a probiotic.

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   Posted 1/16/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI mentioned that a study showed that it works best when taken at night, although he said I could take it anytime during the day. I take mine at night..
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Diagnosed with UC July 06 (I think 6/6/6) during 10 day hospitalization
Current meds: Asacol 12, Imuran 150mg
Centrum Silver, Primadophilus Reuteri, DHA-Omega 3, L-glutamine

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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I've not started mine yet, but my GI said to take it in the morning with breakfast as he thought that would help any nausea.
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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I take a pill and a half in the morning with breakfast and then another pill before I go to bed.
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 125mg.
Prednisone 15mg.
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets

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