Imuran isn't really a weight based dose - it's a dose on how your body metabolizes it.
I decided to go on Imuran after a frank talk with my doctor about
side effects, after much research and discussion on this forum, and after much research and discussion about
the side effects of prednisone, which I was dependent on. My GI suggested it, and I wasn't ready. I saw him a month later, after I researched it, and decide to try it. I wish I would have started it sooner. It's really helped me. Also, now that I've ready the study that Keith linked you to, I wish I would have done it years ago. If I could have avoided that last nine months of pred, my bones would be in much better condition.
Talk to your doc. Talk to a second, or maybe even a third doc. Find a treatment plan that BOTH you and your doc are comfortable with.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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