Hi to all. I have Auto Immune Hepatitis. Diagnosed Feb2012. On pred down to 5mgs daily thank goodness. Tried Imuran in April. Could not tolerate it. Just started 6mp(mercaptopurine) 25mgs daily for two weeks to see if I can tolerate. On day 5. Doing weekly bloodwork to check liver enzymes. If no bad side effects during these two weeks I will go to 50mgs daily indefinitely. Of course with continuous labwork. Anyone else have any input as to how this drug worked for them? Possible side effects? Please please send a response. I would truly appreciate it! Blessings to all!
Here is a link you may find interesting.
I have autoimmune hepatitis and took cyclosporine for many years until I slowly tapered off it and am ow in remission for the past 2 years.
Before cyclosporine I took prednisone which saved my life at the time but caused numerous other problems... I don't recommend it unless there's no alternative.
I am actually on Imuran. I have been on anything from 5mg to 40 mg of predisone and entrocort or budesonide (very expensive) . I am still waiting for that magic time when my enzymes are "ok" I have never tried mercaptopurine. Might be something I bring up. Was diagnosed in 2008. I just know I am tired of the meds...
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