Posted 8/18/2021 10:42 AM (GMT -7)
Hi everyone, I just had a regular check up with my GI today and was asking him about other alternatives to Imuran as I'm concerned about the long term risk. I've been on Imuran for 6 years now. He mentioned Entyvio and Stelara as other safer options.. has anyone here switched from Imuran to either of these meds? I know everyone is different but am curious to know about your experience.
My doc said we can try to taper Imuran slowly and then if necessary he would switch me to one of these meds. He also said he believes in the saying 'if it isn't broken, don't fix it' as I'm in remission and last colonoscopy was in Dec with clear results but he said it's my choice of course. Honestly I feel like I'm in a dilemma as I'm not sure it's a wise idea to rock the remission boat..on the other hand I need a maintenance drug long term so need to think about possible side effects too. I guess I'm also curious to know what you would do if you were in my shoes. Would you stick with Imuran or make a switch? Thanks.