| | Azathioprine vs Imuran
Hello all. This is my first posting as I'm new to the group. I'm a 51 yr old female in Tampa, FL diagnosed with PM in 2002. Large doses of prednisone, along with methotrexate, brought it under control. Now, it has come back and I am unable to take the large dose of prednisone this time due to the previous side effects (eye damage). My CK is up to 2,900. My doc tried Enbrel; however, that made the PM worse. Now we're trying azathioprine in place of the methotrexate. I've read other posts that stated not to take the generic. However, my pharmacist stated there is absolutely no difference between the generic and the name brand besides the price. I have 2 questions:
1.) Has anyone here had experience with the generic azathioprine?
2.) Has anyone taken azathioprine after methotrexate did not work --- and had success?
Thank you all for your time.