At my most recent GI visit the doc said I can stop taking Apriso because the Imuran has started working. I remember reading that 5-asa's might reduce your colon cancer risk and I mentioned this to him and asked about
continuing to take Apriso for that reason. He said that some studies show that Imuran does the same thing and said it was up to me if I wanted to continue to take Apriso or not.
Has anyone else heard this before? Would love to hear who stopped taking 5-ASA's once the immunosuppressant or biologic kicked in.
Current meds: Imuran (175 mg), Endocort, currently tapering, Apriso (started 11/3/10), Cortifoam daily in the am, SF Rowasa daily in the pm.
Flaring since August, 2013 - Colonoscopy on 12/6/13 showed inflammation throughout colon.
Previous meds: Prednisone 12/6/14 - 2/26/14. Asacol 400 mg, 9 pills daily from 1998-2010.
Dx: 1998 left sided colitis