I know several on this site are taking or have taken this drug, and would like to share my experience of it.
I had some mild side effects from this drug for the first 3 weeks, but thought they would subside once my system got use to them, however into the 4th week, [ last week ] I woke in the night with a raging headache and a temp. of 102f, I couldn't stop shaking, I then started to vomit every 2 hrs, spitting up blood [ burst blood vessel ] my urine was really dark which probably didn't do my kidney's much good [ I have stage 3 kidney disease ]
I felt so unwell.
I stopped them immediately and called the help line the followng day at the hospital, I had to leave a message on their answer phone, and as yet have had no call back, so much for their help line !!!! I do have an app. at the hospital on the 23rd of July, so perhaps they are waiting to see me then, that's why I didn't get a return call ?
I slept on and off for 2 days after this episode, and still feel weak, I'm hoping this drug will soon be out of my system.
I found Azathioprine worse than taking Methotrexate, that was bad enough.