Remicade & 6MP

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/6/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!! Haven't been on for awhile because my son is doing really well and seems to be in total remission (whatever that is) with Remicade.  They had to increase his dose b/c the lower amount wasn't working, but he's doing well now with no side effects.  He is also on 6MP.  I've heard they keep people on 6MP to keep you from having any reactions and that they've found they're more effective together. I've also heard there are risks when the two are taken together.  Does anybody know anything about this????
Mother of 17 year old son
Asacol 4 pills 2 x per day
6MP 100mg
Back on Prednisone tapering b/c of Remicade infusion

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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 3/6/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that there have been recent studies showing that the increased risk of certain types of cancer with Remicade has been seen exclusively in people on Imuran as well as Remi. I don't know if that also applies to 6-MP because they are almost the same drug. My GI gave me the choice of whether to continur the Imuran, and I decided to stop it because I didn't think it was doing much for me anyway.

Maybe someone else can help you with the 6-MP.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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