Imuran vs. 6mp

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 9/8/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I was wondering if anyone has been on both Imuran and 6mp.  I am having significant hairloss from Imuran and they are talking about switching me to 6mp and I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else.  Will 6mp keep my as well as the Imuran is?  I am scared to switch because I don't want to 'rock the boat'!!!  Any advice or experiences would be appreciated.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 9/9/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
6MP and Imuran are very similar. I can't remember which, but one metabolizes into the other.

I do know there are some people on the forum who have switched from one to the other for various reasons - hopefully one of them will respond with more info :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
Co-Mod for the UC forum
Keep HealingWell running smoothly:

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 9/9/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, thanks, the nurse said that they switch people to 6mp who are having hair loss on imuran.  Wish me luck, I think that I am switching tomorrow!!!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:54 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,992,723 posts in 327,986 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161199 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, deedee65.
308 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
oldbeek, Michael_T, cashlessclay, Pratoman, InTheShop, Poppie, LymeMother, fiddlecanoe, Steve Smith, minnietoty, Lanie G