15 patient evaluations for Azathioprine

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May 1, 1999 (Started Sep 24, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 175 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Broad spectrum immunosuppression. More effective immunosuppressants for MS are now available.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 2 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

May 27, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for neuromyelitis optica)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: TAKE IN THE MORNING NOT AT NIGHT
Side effects: vomiting

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2009 (Started Apr 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (generalized weakness (asthenia), upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, generalized weakness (asthenia)

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Apr 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (generalized weakness (asthenia), upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to eat with the medicine to avoid stomach upset. Literature states to eat with the medicine as well but not sure if this is for efficacy of the medicine or to prevent stomach problems. Either way, eating helps avoid the stomach problem and I can usually get away with eating a small healthy snack. Always get your blood work done when your doctor requests it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, generalized weakness (asthenia)

  • 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: 125 mg Daily
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

Oct 31, 1988 (Started Oct 31, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: been on it so long i have no idea if any side effects to be honest

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 1981 (Started Nov 30, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: flat warts

  • 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

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
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