Usually the doctor should run a few blood tests to determine which one you will most likely respond to - either the Imuran or the 6mp. And if you should have any adverse reactions to it, it's can be caught rather quickly because you will have to go in for weekly blood tests until your doc tells you can do them farther apart. When I first started 6mp, I had the initial bloodwork for the baseline and then I had to go in 3 days later, then a week later and I did the weekly blood draws for a short time then it became every 2 weeks and so on. Whenever he had to increase my 6mp, I had to start the cycle over again.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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