Alright.... I am now becoming more and more unimpressed with my new GI. I got tired of getting unsure and mixed messages so I went directly to the source. I called the manufacturer of the drug. It started with a call to GlaxoSmithKline in the UK, they sent me to the same company but in the states. They then told me they sold that drug and rights to Promethius Labratories. I called them and spoke with one of the Promethius Labratories Pharmacists who proceded to tell me that it states in their advisories **DO NOT TRY AND CONCEIVE WHILE ON IMURAN, BIRTH DEFECTS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO OCCURE** The Promethius Labratories Pharmacist is sending me copies of everything they have on Imuran and their effects.
It took me all of 3 minutes on the phone.
So, now what? Do I call my new GI and ask him why he would possibly ruin a family by telling them it ok to have a baby, then the family ends up with a severly challenged child for the rest of their life? Thats just not right. Im actually really quite....uuummm...family friendly word....annoyed, and think that people that are in a professional capacity should know what they are talking about
before they start spewing their unchecked answers. Now, I dont have the papers yet, but I asked the Prom. Lab. Pharm. to be sure that it was for the male side and asked him if the problem was just in sperm count or what.....he said "It says, defects."
As soon as I get the papers I will update you with the information. Im just really.....annoyed right now and could go on and on and on and on about
how much I hate irrisponsibility in professionals.
Just diagnosed Aug. 14/07
Asacol 8 / day (5-Aminosalicylic Acid 400mg)
Cortafoam (butt mousse, not emima)
Post Edited (FosterDad) : 10/12/2007 5:55:16 PM (GMT-6)