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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Mercaptopurine Oral.

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Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
1/18/2010 11:28:57 AM

Reviewer: CBE, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had Crohnes for about 10 years. When this drug was only available as a name brand (purenthol,) it was much better. The generics are inconsistent in the relief they give. Even though they are supposed to be the same. I am tempted to pay the difference and forget about the insurance.

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
11/4/2009 4:55:11 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this drug (50 mg) for 6 years right after a serious flare that landed me in. I have never had any serious side effects. I also take Asacol 3 times a day(started with 4 tablets per dose, and now down to three). I got pregnant and continued both treatments. I was monitored closely and delivered a healthy baby via c-section. No breast feeding, but thankful for the healthy baby. I d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
10/5/2009 2:42:24 AM

Reviewer: lrscorp, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Ive been using this drug for 10 monthes with little improvement and alot of side effects.I started at 50mg ,then was upped to 75mg.I cant go up any futher than that cuz my blood counts and liver enzymes go crazy.Ive expercienced nausea,hair loss,sinus infections,itchy skin,fever,chills,body aches and inflamation,its not showing results after ten monthes so we are gonna try Humira

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
9/22/2009 10:27:38 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Have had UC for 30 years. A few years ago 5-ASA failed to resolve my flares. Tried Prednisone twice. Worked on UC, but side effect of hyperglycemia made continued use impossible. Have been on 6MP for 9 months. Works fine on UC. Found I had to change my diet somewhat as the 6MP seems to have made me less tolerant of some foods, but I can live with that. Worst side effect, if it is one, is mi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
9/6/2009 12:53:42 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
This medication worked well for me until blood tests indicated that it was effecting my liver. I also experienced skin rashes/inflamation and wonder if anyone else has had this experience?

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