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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
1/17/2012 3:12:11 PM

Reviewer: Teetybird, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Used mercaptopurine for 3 years. Best 3 years of the last awful 27 years I have had. However, I am now going through chemo for non hodgekins lymphoma, a side effect of mercaptopurine. Wish I had not taken the drug now.

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
4/30/2011 11:18:50 AM

Reviewer: josey12, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
weak stiffness

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
4/6/2011 5:40:59 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2006, started on prednisone, then moved on to 6mp. Over the years I felt this medicine has helped and also hurt me. I get several infections each year, have lost a lot of my hair several times, and have passed 4 kidney stones. I should mention I am a vegetarian and eat extremely healthy. I got pregnant while taking this medication and was told to stay on the med ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
12/15/2010 10:32:40 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This med works pretty good. i have put weight on for the frist time in years.

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
11/20/2010 3:36:49 AM

Reviewer: avoid6mp, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Avoid it if you can! Though Mercaptopurine (6mp) is primarily a cancer chemotherapy, I was being treated for IBD with this drug in years 1999-2000, for approximately 3 months. At the time it was widely believed to be a potentially effective therapy for IBD. I am uncertain of its current medical status in this regard. However, having no other primary causation, I contracted sever liver cirrhosis ... Show Full Comment

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