My consultant wants to increase my MMF by a further 500mg for a few months whilst I am still on 5mg steroid. He is hoping that in the next few months for me to come off the steroids and then change to the other immune suppressant Azthorpine, (hope I have spelt this correctly). He has advised that this is sometimes given to women with Lupus during pregnancy due to this having less side affects. However, some of the posts that I have read on here the past few weeks - some people cannot tolerate this immune suppressant.
Could anyone advise why the side affects are less with this drug and if you have previously been on the MMF - which medication do you prefer. I know everyone's system is difference and some people tolerate certain medications. But any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. i am due to see my consultant on Tuesday to discuss the above - so I would like more information on these two medications to discuss further. I know the importance of the medications that I have to take - but it still scares me all the same.
Thanks in advance,Lulabelle x