Drug Combination.

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Scottishcammy
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone here take methotrexate and azathioprine together?

I take azathioprine and they're suggesting taking it with methotrexate at the same time to control my arthritis, but it's apparently unusual to do so.

Thanks.
Diagnosed Indeterminate Colitis 25/11/2007 (update: told by consultant 15/01/08 in his opinion definitely UC).
150mg Azathioprine/Imuran.


kazygirl
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
thats odd cuz methotrexate is in the same family as imuran/azathioprine.
i would believe (as im not a dr and cant say for sure) that they are pretty close to the same thing.
with different names.

like taking mesalazine and pentasa together.

?
2 lots of immunosuppressants may be a bit of overkill and who knows what the side effects may be.
i would definitely get a 2nd opinion.
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(
 
 
 

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