6mp did not do it for us, but our research oriented doc.wanted my daughter to stay on it, even when the Remi kicked in. We didn't want to mess with what is working, but her 6mp levels are quite low-at only 50 mg, daily- and she is not at Therapudic levels-just took the expensive Prometheous test. The question is, should she stay on it anyway? There is some research to suggest that it keeps the Remi working longer( a goal for a tough case like this). That said, I don't know what anyone else should do, there is a lot of trial and error with this disease. We wnet down the road quickly from Pred, 5ASA's, 6MP, to the big guns.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal