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Mercaptopurine - have now stopped, will the joint and muscle pain go away, anyone else have this?

Posted 18 Nov 2010 by jannie5 4 answers

When taking mercatopurine I had excruciating joint and muscle pain all over my body. I have been off this med for 3 wks and the pain is still in my hands although not as bad, it's tolerable. Will this eventually go away? Did anyone have this problem? I was taking percocet for the pain and it ...

Has anyone had problems with headache taking mercaptopurine?

Posted 7 Dec 2009 by TerryF 2 answers

I took for 14 days. Headache developed day 3. Day 12 I reduced dose to 50 mg from 100. I stopped taking day 14. Day 15 I still have slight headache. I am hoping by tomorrow it will be gone. Dr.'s nurse is puzzled - headache is not listed side effect. Wondering if there is anyone else who ...

Mercaptopurine - has anyone tried for auto immune hepatitis, how did you find it, side effects etc?

Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Mbsunny54 3 answers

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 ...

When will muscle pain go away after stopping 6MP?

Posted 6 Apr 2016 by maa15 2 answers

I have Crohn's disease and started taking 50mg/day of 6MP to help get off prednisone. I took 6MP for only 2 weeks. Stopped 2 days ago. It made me very nauseous. For a few days I threw up hours after taking it. I started experiencing muscle fatigue and pain three day after taking my first dose. ...

Has anyone used Asacol and Mercaptopurine for moderate to severe colitis? What results?

Posted 13 May 2010 by Tammy Morgan 2 answers

I have been on Asacol since Jan 09. In May while 5 mos pregnant I became very anemic and had a blood transfusion and put on Prednisone. Since thenmy doctor has tried weining me off the Prednisone, however they symptoms flare every time i get down to 20 mg. I am going to start Mercaptopurine ...

I have been on 5 mgs prednisone daily since sep2012 and will start weaning off sep2013?

Posted 8 May 2013 by Mbsunny54 2 answers

Does anyone have any idea how long this taper will be since I have been on pred for so long? I have AIH and as I start my pred decrease my 6mp (mercaptopurine) will be increased to 75mgs daily. Thanks in advance!!!

I am trying to find out if any pharmaceutical company manufactures mercaptopurine without lactose as

Posted 2 Jun 2009 by beachboy 1 answer

... a binding agent. My son will be in need of taking 75 mg daily for his A.L.L. and he unfortunately also has Galactosemia.

Crohn's Disease - my son is taking Mercaptopurine, does this cause sterility in men longterm?

Posted 26 Sep 2011 by chrissy46 1 answer

My son is 14 years old and has had crohns for 2 years. He is on a number of meds including mercaptopurine. I have researched this drug and found that it causes sterility in men. Does anyone know what these drugs do to someone long term? I'm a worried mom. Thanks for your help

I have been on Humera for Crohn's disease 1 year now. I just suddely broke out with Shingles?

Posted 11 Mar 2013 by 88fingers54 1 answer

probably due to my compromised immune system. Is there an alternative treatment for Crohn's. I am already taking mercaptopurine and entocort. Should I also anticipate future shingles outbreaks because of my Crohn's disease?

Is there any relationship between mercaptopurine and Pentasa used concurrently for over 10 years to?

Posted 13 Dec 2011 by nryng 1 answer

... treat Crohn's disease and the development of a painful bilateral lower limb peripheral neuropathy?

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