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Medicine For Mercaptopurine Allergy
Drug costs: Drug costs patient financial assistance plan available? Yes, according to www.Needymeds.Com. See their site for details and application materials. Mercaptopurine manufacturer: roxane 50 mg tabs qty: 30 = $92.99 qty: 90 = $242.98 purinethol manufacturer: gate 50 mg tabs qty: 30 = $207.99 qty: 90 = $590.97 approximate retail price provided by www.Drugstore.Com. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I'm worried because my back. I take mercaptopurine 20mg due to my Crohn's disease and was wondering if the drug could be the problem, what do you suggest?
Alone no: In Combination as POMP regimen for maintenance yes. ...Read more
Increased 6-fold.: Large study showed a 6-fold increased risk of fetal anomalies in women exposed to 6-mp in the first trimester. Anomalies were even more frequent when this drug was used for inflammatory bowel disease (unclear if disease or drug effect). 2nd/3rd trimester exposure may cause low birth weight and poor immune function. Avoid it unless absolutely required! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My recent I.T. Procedure and triple dose of vincristine, methotrexate, and mercaptopurine gives me a strong headache when not lying down. Why?
Spinal headache: Spinal headaches can occur after lumbar punctures and are associated with headache when standing. They usually resolve after a few days, but occasionally persist due to leakage of CSF from the puncture site. Our practice is to treat these with IV caffeine and IV hydration and if not better then rarely our anesthesiologist places a "blood bandage" using the patient's blood to plug the hole. ...Read more
Generally yes: Mercaptopurine or 6-mp (and related azathiprine, aza) are sometimes used in the treatment of ibd - they have been assigned to pregnancy category d by the fda, since early reports of receiving 6-mp in the first trimester appeared to have an increased incidence of abortions. However recent studies concluded that aza and 6-mp are safe and well tolerated during pregnancy. See your OB md for advice. ...Read more
I have just been prescribed predisolone and mercaptopurine for Chrons. Can I also take Biotin for hair,skin and nails or will there be a reaction?
Biotin not useful: Taking biotin will not help your hair or nails. You should not take any medication, over the counter drugs, herbals etc without consulting your doctor. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if i'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more