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   Posted 11/13/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking Imuran for about three weeks now and read on-line that one of the side effects is mouth sores.  Is this true?  Also, could the mouth sores be from the colitis and where exactly would you experience these mouth sores (like on the roof of your mouth or the side of your mouth, entire mouth)?  Would you experience side effects right away from Imuran or would it take awhile?
Sorry for all the questions....

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   Posted 11/13/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have always gotten sores in my mouth (canker sores I believe they are called). I usually gargle w/ warm salt water. That seems to help some. I can get them anywhere in my mouth.

Side effects for Imuran...the only one I had was nausea. I switched my dose to after dinner and that seemed to help.
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   Posted 11/13/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Mouth sores can be a symptom of having IBD, I never heard about it being a symptom from Imuran but nothing surprises me...I used to get them awful bad but since taking probiotics daily for the last few yrs I havn't had the mouth sore issue anymore.

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   Posted 11/13/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies!

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   Posted 11/13/2007 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, they're probably just from the IBD.  That was the first thing my original dx doc asked me to figure out what I had pre-scope. 
There is a product called peroxl (I think that's how you spell it) on the mouthwash/toothpaste ilse.  White bottle, in a box.  It's mouthwash and peroxide together (without the gagging) to help heal stuff like that.
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Lialda 4/day
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
Been there, tried that....

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