First they start your dosing out based on weight but then tweak it according to how your body is metabolizing it. I'm a small person (125lbs) and I take 100mgs 2 days a week and 50mgs for the rest because my body needed that extra mg's to help it cope with my flares based on the Prometheus test.
No, this is not a benign drug but you have to remember that all the literature you read about this is based on higher dosages meant for organ transplants. We are on such a small dose that the chances of ever getting what the literature says is minimal.
Severin, my 6mp started working at 7 weeks so 8 weeks while is not typical, it can still happen. I didn't receive the full benefit however until 3 months.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Colocort, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies - Allegra & Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~No meds
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