I take 6MP, basically breaks down to the same drug in your system. I have been on it for more than a decade. I have not had any of the nasty side effects other than elevated liver levels when my dose was increased. As soon as I went back down on my dosage, my levels returned to a normal range. I haven't had any other problems, and as you can see from my signature, I had a period of time before I started 6MP where I was having way too many resections. I think this in combination with a few other things has kept things relatively quiet for the last 11 years.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....