Hey, Erica, long time no see! Imuran can be stopped and re-started without problems. You don't develop antibodies to it as with Remicade. As to whether or not it will work when re-started, like everything else with this DD, that's a definite maybe. There's no reason it shouldn't work, but then sometimes people take it (or any of the meds we use) for years and it suddenly stops working. But there's nothing specific about
this drug that makes it more of a problem to stop and start.
Judy - Southern US
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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