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SKU 94
Generic Name Azathioprine
Manufacturer GSK, India
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About the drug:

Azathioprine is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Imuran Tablets. Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive antimetabolite, which is used to suppress the immune system.It is used to treat patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and for diseases in which modifying the activity of the immune system is important.

Uses of the drug:                 

Azathioprine is used with other medications to prevent rejection of a kidney transplant and a variety of long-term inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such assystemic lupus erythematosus, and Crohn's disease.Azathioprine is also used to treat patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis ( a condition in which the body attacks its own joints, causing pain, swelling, and loss of function) when other medications and treatments have not helpe

Working of the drug:

This drug consists of Azathioprine. This drug is in a class of medications called immunosuppressants. It works by decreasing the activity of the body's immune system so it will not attack the transplanted organ or the joints.

Manufacturer:

Imuran is manufactured by GalaxoSmithKline, India. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Imuran 50mg Tablet online, visit alldaychemist.com.

Dosage form and  strengths:

The drug is available in the form of Tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:

  • Imuran – 50 mg Tablet

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Before you take the drug:

Do not take the drug if you:

  • Are allergic to this active ingredient Azathioprine or any other ingredient of the medicine
  • Have rheumatoid arthritis
  • Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
  • Are breastfeeding mother

Tell your doctor if you:

  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a certain bowel problem
  • Are scheduled to receive any vaccine
  • Have liver disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Have any kidney  or liver disease
  • Have a history of allergic reaction
  • Have a history of cancer
  • Have a certain enzyme disorder
  • Have an infection
  • Have had a chickenpox or shingles

Dosage:

How much to take the drug?

The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two doses at one time.

How to take the drug?

The drug is usually recommended to be taken with the food or snacks. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Try to take your doses at the same time as you took  every day. Do not break or  chew the tablet.

For how long to take it?

You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not change the dose or stop it even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.

Overdose:

In case of an overdose,  get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.

Miss dose:

If you miss a dose of Azathioprinel, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.

Side effects of the drug:

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and rash are the common side effects of Azathioprine. If any of these effects continuing for a longer time or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.

Allopurinolmay rarely cause serious side effects such as: Feeling unwell, a high temperature or symptoms of an infection, unusual weakness, unexpected bruising or bleeding, loss of hair. Information on side effects of Azathioprine in this guide is not complete and there may be other side effects.

Common drug interactions:

You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: ACE inhibitors like benazepril or lisinopril, allopurinol, aminosalicylates, warfarin, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, febuxostat, past or present use of alkylating-type cancer drugs such as cyclophosphamide, melphalan, other drugs rituximab, tofacitinib. Azathioprine is very similar to mercaptopurine. Do not use medications containing mercaptopurine while using Azathioprine. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details here is out of scope of this drug. There may be other medications. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.

Warning:

Things to remember:

  • Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if he has same symptoms as you do
  • Do not use this medication for any other infection without consulting with the doctor
  • In case you do not feel comfortable after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
  • Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature

 

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