15 patient evaluations for Azathioprine

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Nov 15, 2013 (Started Mar 13, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic Diarrhea)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Always listen to your body, if it's aching or sore somewhere, thee is usually a reason for it. Follow up on it and don't let it go.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 29, 2013 (Started Sep 06, 1974)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2011 (Started Sep 06, 1974)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Severe (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment had virtually no negative impact on me, with the exception of developing post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (lymphoma) over thirty years later. That nearly killed me, but five years passed and I am declared cured, and 37 years after my transplant, my kidney still works well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 13, 2010 (Started Sep 06, 1974)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Severe (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking two or three pills for life off of dialysis is a no-brainer. I developed lymphoma as a result of the azathioprine, but the chances of getting this are greater for the newer medications. I was initially worried about infections from this med but it has not been much of a problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2013 (Started Mar 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Night cramps in legs and feet, Loss of balance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Night cramps in legs and feet

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Problems concentrating, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only discovered the true effect of it once I stopped taking the medication, I immediately had more energy, became so much more alert and able to focus & concentrate better than I had in months, like a heavy cloud had been lifted out of my body.

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to stop because of elevated liver enzymes. I wish I hadn't had any alcohol which might have contributed to that

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2011 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Easy to take. My dose was very small and intended to complement Copaxone treatment, as I have several lesions on the spinal cord. My doctor said that the imunossupressants like imuran show some evidence at preventing more lesions on spinal cord. I hope so...
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 17, 2010 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 18, 2011 (Started Oct 26, 1989)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for kidney transplant)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Skin Sensitivity)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: for long term use consult a dermatologist regularly and wear sunscreen always.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Skin Sensitivity

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 25, 2010 (Started Jul 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hair loss
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 26, 2010 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for neuromyelitis optica)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug made me gain weight and feel depressed and angry.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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