Reply To: rituxin (again)

March 27, 2012 at 6:56 am

Lori- I had basically no response to several months of heavy IVIG doses, so my Dr. switched me to Imuran. I literally just started taking it today, so I’ll see how it goes. One downside of Imuran seems to be that it can take up to 3 months before you start noticing any difference…so you have to take it for a bit before you find out if it will work for you.

Also, you have to get weekly blood tests done for the first few weeks, and then bi-weekly for a few months after that to make sure your blood counts stay safe. But I guess that’s better than getting IVIG infusions 3x a week.