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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
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?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
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