When they speak of immunosuppressants, they're talking about
Imuran (Azathioprine) and 6-MP. Humira, Remicade and related products are referred to as biologicals or anti-TNF drugs. 5-ASA's are anti-inflammatories rather than immunosuppressants.
As has always been reported, the lymphoma occurrance is a small number and almost always in people who are also taking Imuran or 6-MP.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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