User Reviews for Azathioprine
Also known as: Azasan, Imuran
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Reviews for Azathioprine to treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Imuran (azathioprine): "At the 2 week mark on imuran 50 mg tid, I developed a high temp, severe muscle aches, chilling & started coughing up green mucous, I also had severe weakness. Went to md & put on antibiotics. Called rheumy & I was taken off med. Cbc & cmp lab was normal."
Buterfly (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "Have been on it for over a year, works ok at this point, still having some fatigue and still have pain and swelling in feet and hands. Also take plaquinil so this maybe helping also. Would love to feel as good as the people on benlysta :)"
Systemic Lupus Erythema 1970 December 8, 2015
6 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "After a week I started vomiting. My mother also told me I called her in the middle of the night and was confused. I had no idea I even called."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 30, 2015
7 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been on Imuran for a year now. and before this nothing worked for my SLE and Rhuematoid arthritis. I also take another drug. But before Imuran I couldn't get shoes on because my legs and ankles were so swollen and my feet. I couldn't dress myself. It was so depressing. I haven't been able to go back to work due to seizure disorder, but this medication has given me back a big part of my life, it feels wonderful to be able to be semi self dependant."
dawnkp August 18, 2015
3 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "At the 2 wk mark of taking imuran, I started having a terrible headache. My body started to ache. I couldn't get comfortable not matter what I did and I had trouble sleeping. I had a fever, I had chills and I sweated worse than being at the gym. My urine was golden dark yellow and my skin was pale. I was tested for the flu which was negative and my blood test results were normal (as normal as can b for a lupus patient). My dr thought I had a virus but told me to stop taking the imuran. Within a little over 24 hours, the headache started going away, the urine went back to normal color and my body was feeling better."
Mommylovescj August 15, 2015
8 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "After about 2 weeks into the medicine, I started vomiting severely whenever I took this medication. Ended up in the hospital. I tried this medication again several years later and immediately started vomiting severely. I had to go by ambulance to the emergency room because I could not go by car. I would use extreme caution when first starting this medication because apparently it can cause severe side effects."
small town mom (taken for less than 1 month) May 28, 2014
27 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "I'm a women age 39. I've been on Imuran for over 4 yrs. Before taking Imuran I was on methotrexate and Lyrica which I had EVERY SIDE EFFECT to. But when I switched medicines and began the Imuran it was very helpful! I could tell a big difference in how I felt. I also have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis as well. Over time and up to this point I'm feeling I need something stronger or even different. I can't tell that I have any known side effects from Imuran. Doctor suggested I try Benlysta. I'm scheduled to start that in two weeks! I'm very nervous because of some of the side effects but you never know until you try! Hope this was helpful! Best of luck!"
BB1217 March 27, 2014
31 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "I have been on imuran for at least 25 years. Have had few if any side effects. My lupus is basically in remission most of the time. I also take predisone."
barb_1939 (taken for 10 years or more) March 17, 2014
38 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "Imuran greatly improved my systemic lupus erthematous (SLE) symptoms. I have neurological involvement and before this medicine my right foot was paralyzed. I can now walk thanks to this. I had blood work and all my values are normal now which was not the case before. I do not have any side effects either. It has been a lifesaver for me."
preocupada (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 6, 2012
55 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "Imuran caused a 10 day hospital stay for me. I was on it about 2 weeks, started running a fever of 104, had chills, very short of breath. I was treated for regular flu, swine flu, tested for all sorts of other breathing problems."
ThMom August 28, 2010
28 users found this comment helpful.
Azasan (azathioprine): "Elevated liver enzymes, nausea, and vomiting."
Anonymous August 23, 2010
11 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "Worked well at higher doses but affected my liver functions so had to cut back on dosage. Helps on lower dosage but not as well."
VLE June 21, 2010
13 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "Had an allergic reation about three weeks into treatment. Broke out in hives. Was taking it for Systemic Lupus."
ricter December 7, 2009
23 users found this comment helpful.
Imuran (azathioprine): "Worked fantastic for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that included heart and lung involvement."
Judy GG April 28, 2009
46 users found this comment helpful.
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