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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?
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!
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.