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Treatment help.

Tue, August 08, 2017 9:05 PM

Hello. I have been diagnosed with Chrons. I have been having symptoms since I was 12. Ill be 32 this year. I am not currently on treatment. I have an appointment with my doctor this friday and have the option of Mesalamine (Pentasa) or Mercaptopurine. I was wondering if anyone has had the later? Ive tried Pentasa, but Im not sure it really worked for me. Im a little worried about the side effects of the Mercaptopurine as I am already experiencing some of them. Has any one had any luck with Mercaptopurine?

FPO kizznatch
Joined Aug 7, 2017

Thu, September 21, 2017 10:44 PM

Reply posted for kizznatch.

Metcaptapurine definitely worked for me for a while before I had to start biologics. 

FPO hringwald
Joined Sep 21, 2017

Tue, August 08, 2017 9:22 PM

Reply posted for kelly121.

Thank you! I hope I'll have similar results! It has been a difficult journey. I hope your son gets better!

FPO kizznatch
Joined Aug 7, 2017

Tue, August 08, 2017 9:15 PM

Reply posted for kizznatch.

Hello!  My child (15 yrs old) has been taking Mercaptopurine for about two years with no side effects.  I am sure your dosing would be higher than that of a child so maybe side effects would occur.  Best of luck to you!  Figuring out medications can be stressful and I hope you find one that works for you.

FPO kelly121
Joined Jun 21, 2017

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