Its a daily medication that you take, it's a pill. I've been on it for years now, I think around 5-6 years. It kept me in remission sometimes. I never felt nausous or anything. My only problem is that my bloodwork always comes back bad for my liver so then I can't up the dosage. I think my crohns would be fine if my body could tolerate 75 or 100 mg like it used to but since my bloodwork always comes back screwy my doc will only let me take 50 mg.
Good luck with it! :)
25 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year. Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort, and Remicade in the past.
100 50 mg of Mercaptopurine. Just got put back on Asacol and Entocort. I hate swallowing pills. 5 day hospital stay April '10. Have to be put on 2 antibiotics and (cry) 40 35 30 mg of Prednisone. Turning into a walking zombie with the lack of sleep (around 2 hours a night), but at least I've been super productive!
Debating going on Humira...need advice! :P