novo-azathioprine??

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Port80
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   Posted 10/8/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me that he is going to start IMURAN as ASACOL did not work. He worte Imuran on prescription.
Pharmist gave  me NOVO-Azathioprine. I did some search on google and on this forum it does not look me same medicine with different name.
Before starting, I am just wondering that if pharmacy did mistake or if it is same type of medicine?
 
Did anyone use this for colitis?
 
Thanks.


UC Diagnosed - June 07 (36 yrs at that time),
Pantaloc - 40mg - 1/day
Asacol - (it caused Pancreatitis after 3 months)
Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday - (did not help).
Florastor (ProBiotics) 250mgx2 (1+1) - 4/day
Novo-Azathioprine (starting soon)
 
 
 

Post Edited (Port80) : 10/8/2007 6:35:38 PM (GMT-6)


tjf
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   Posted 10/8/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Azathioprine. It is the generic for Imuran. Mine does not have the "novo" before it on the label. Did you call the pharmacist?
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC

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kb5
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   Posted 10/8/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that azathioprine is generic for imuran but I don't know about the novo part of it. My bottle just says "azathioprine generic for imuran" on it. I would call the pharmacy and ask. I've become good friends with my pharmacist, they know a lot more than we think.
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, 15 mg pred. until immuran kicks in...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea


Port80
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/8/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Tab & Kelly. I am feeling better after reading your notes. I think that novo-azathioprine is also azathioprine. I will check with pharmacy.


UC Diagnosed - June 07 (36 yrs at that time),
Pantaloc - 40mg - 1/day
Asacol - (it caused Pancreatitis after 3 months)
Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday - (did not help).
Florastor (ProBiotics) 250mgx2 (1+1) - 4/day
Novo-Azathioprine (starting soon)
 
 
 

Post Edited (Port80) : 10/8/2007 6:35:01 PM (GMT-6)

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