Imuran covered by BC Medical Insurance?

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   Posted 4/8/2009 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if Imuran is covered by British Columbia Medical Insurance?  Thanks.
Grandson - diagnosed moderate to severe UC 12/2008 - 1st Prednisone 40mg (now finished); on Asacol 800 x 6; Didrocal 90 dys; reaction to Asacol 800, currently not on any prescription meds;  is now back taking Didrocal, multivitamins; probiotics; boost; flaxseed. 

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 4/8/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor prescribed me with Azathioprine which was covered. It's the same as Imuran, I believe.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 3/day, Entocort enema (tapering).
Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and psyllium capsules (Metamucil).

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 4/9/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Burnabygirl.
Grandson - Dx UC 12/2008
Currents Meds: none and is having problems
Previous Meds:  Prednisone 40 mg; Asacol 800 (can't take - is allergic to)
Suppliments:  multivitamins, probiotics, boost, organic flaxseed powder.

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