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A 23-year-old male asked:

How long does azapress take to work for ulcerative colitis? i've taken 50mg for a month n 75 for anoda month. on my 3rd month nw still on 75mg.

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Can wait a bit: Azapress is known as azathioprine - it is an immunosuppressive drug that is used in many conditions including uc. This agent has a delayed onset of action and at 6 months of therapy was shown to have approximately a 75% remission rate in uc. In many cases, patients given aza have failed steroids or are steroid dependent. It is more appropriate for maintenance of remission rather than treatment.
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