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Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
4/4/2010 7:40:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Responding to the previous reviewer--my daughter took both 6MP and warfarin for about 8 months. She had a clot and was on warfarin for a few months. Her IBD worsened and couldn't be controlled with any other drugs we tried. Once on 6MP she got much better. She never has any bad interactions between the 6MP and the warfarin. Her doctors monitored her warfarin carefully--she went for weekly ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3/23/2010 10:30:28 PM

Reviewer: NOTSURE WHAT TO DO , 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I just started this drug and am very concerned with the drug interactions- my doctor and pharm, both said I can mix it with warfarin, but im not so sure, after 2 days of use I now have a blood clot in my leg, not sure what to think- any one else mixing WITH BLOOD THINNERS??

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2/17/2010 10:37:09 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 2 weeks of taking this medicine, I became very nauseated all the time. That is the only side effect I've had, but it's enough to make me stop taking it.

Condition: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2/10/2010 8:26:39 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking this medication since being diagnosed with Crohns 5 years ago. Have had very little to no side effects, but recently have had an increase in upper respiratory infections. Wondering if any others are suffering increase illness?

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.

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