When I was on Azathioprine I started off at 50 mg because they wanted to monitor the initial blood results, and then soon increased it to 175mg.
From what I remember, a rule of thumb the doctor mentioned was that a maximum daily dose in mg was about
2.5x the number of your weight in kg.
So, at 72kg, I was put on 175mg.
(I then reduced the dose after a year, and got off it as it didn't seem to be working for me)
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 & Primadophilus Bifidus, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Asacol suppository occasionally
Post Edited (Rio in Maryland) : 7/15/2009 5:20:47 AM (GMT-6)