02-07-2014, 02:03 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2011
New for me

Hi guys just took my first dose of mercaptupurine (can't spell!) not sure what to expect as my doc not very informative? Anyone advise on how I'm going to feel? All I know is blood tests every week and Can have bad side effects ?
Any info would be appreciated xxx
02-07-2014, 02:41 AM   #2
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Here's a list of possible side effects: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supp...s/DRG-20064683 I've taken it for over 15 years and never had any side effects from it. What dose are you starting on? Hope it works for you.
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
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Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
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02-07-2014, 04:27 AM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Hi there thanks for the link they've put me on 50mg with the idea to increase if necessary ? Don't know if it's coincidental but having stomach gripes and feel very nauseous but surely two days in this is too early ?
02-07-2014, 03:47 PM   #4
Join Date: Feb 2013
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I felt yucky for awhile once I started it just till your body adjust. I am now on 75mg a day and I believe it has helped!! Not sure what I will be like in 5 or 10 years with all these drugs but for now starting to feel like a human being.....
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02-08-2014, 06:38 PM   #5
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Hi, I started out on 25 a day and then went up to 50. I felt yucky for awhile, but then got better, but my liver levels were not good so now I alternate taking 50 one day and 25 the next. I also went on Allopurinol with it and it put me into remission! Prayers for you to have minimal side effects and great remission.

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