I saw in a response to another post that you were wondering about your son's Azithropine(sp) dose and that it seems that others have had side effects from it. I just wanted to let you know that not everyone has side effects. Lots of CD patients have good results from it, or it wouldn't still be in use. I have had good results from 6MP, same drug just metabolized differently. I have been on it for over 12 years. I have never had any of the side effects that you hear about, nausea, tiredness, hair loss.... You do need to make sure that you keep up with bloodwork to make sure that your liver functions are good. And you should have your doctor send some bloodwork to Prometheus occasionally to make sure that the dosage is correct. I have been on 125 mg and I am a 5' woman, through testing, we found it to be too high a dose and I am back down to 50mg. But through out the 12+ years I have been on various doses depending on how my disease was and how the lab results were. Unfortunately, like most of our medications, sometimes they stop being effective or start to cause problems. My lab tests are starting to show some high liver levels and I may have to lower my dose or go onto another medication. BUT, it gave me over 12 years for science to come up with the NEXT medication, and I'll take that.
Hopefully it will work for your son, it can be a good medication. Just stay on top of the blood work.
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.....