Azathioprine vs Cellcept

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Azathioprine is used with other medications to prevent rejection of a kidney transplant. It works by weakening your body's defense system (immune system) to help your body accept the new kidney as if it were your own. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. Azathioprine is also used to treat patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded to other medications (e.g., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs/NSAIDs such as ibuprofen). Rheumatoid arthritis is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking the joints. Early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with more aggressive therapy such as azathioprine helps to reduce further joint damage and to preserve joint function. Talk to the doctor about the risks and benefits of azathioprine, especially when used in children and young adults.Mycophenolate is used in combination with other medications to keep your body from attacking and rejecting your transplanted organ (e.g., kidney, liver, heart). It belongs to a class of medications called immunosuppressants. This medication works by lowering your body's immune system activity.
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guest | 22.11.13
Have pan colitis, prednisone dependent, taking aza.for 6 months. Started on 25 mg. low dose due to low tmpt, no help, increased to 50 mg. greatly reduced symptoms, ready to increase, but now have high liver enzyme (alkaline phosphate). Doing full liver function panel and ultrasound of liver. Discussed biologics next. Advise everyone with IBD to see an IBD specialist along with gastro.
guest | 14.05.13
I've had UC for 13 years and would have a flare-up twice a year for 2 to 3 months at a time, every year! (seasonal) This drug has gotten me off Prednisone which I loved too but wasn't healthy for me. My doctor gave me this drug and I love it! I've been in remission for the first time since I started this drug. I take 50mg daily and I have no side effects and I have my life back!!!!
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Donna | 21.10.13
Just started on Cell Cept for MS, so I can't review it yet. I read the reviews and there is only one for MS. Just wondering if anyone on this drug for MS has the same side effects. I'm a little nervous about taking this.
guest | 13.10.13
I use 1000 mg twice daily along with an IVIG every 2 weeks for MG. I have been on it for about 7 years. I tried to get off it and after a couple of months I hit bottom again and it took 6 months to stabilize me. I tried mestinon when I was first diagnosed and it was horrible, I spent most of my time in the bathroom and I had to becareful not to miss a dose. I have missed a dose of the cell cept and I am okay.