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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. ...

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?

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