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04-03-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Start Aza tomorrow, what do I have to look forward to?

So i'm starting on aza tomorrow 50 mg for a week and then up to 100mg after that. What sorta side effects should I be expecting? From what i've read nausea is the main one. Any suggestions on allievating that if it happens? I've booked 2 days off work just incase hopefully it won't be too bad!
04-03-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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I gave been on it for several years without any side effects. I wish you the best.
04-03-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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I think a lot of people take Zofran(prescription) to help alleviate the nausea. The doctors should have routine bloodwork scheduled to make sure that the Aza isn't affecting your liver.
04-04-2016, 01:12 AM   #4
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I took it for seven years... I'm just tapering off it now. I had no side effects.
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04-04-2016, 01:50 AM   #5
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Agent X20 how come you are tapering off aza?
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