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Azathioprine Information

Azathioprine Benefits & Uses

Azathioprine is used to treat the following -

Azathioprine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Azathioprine


Azathioprine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Azathioprine is used -

  1. Neck and Throat Pain
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Infection
  4. Chest Pain सामान्य
  5. Bloody Urine
  6. Cough सामान्य
  7. Throat Irritation
  8. Loss of appetite
  9. Fever Severe
  10. Abdominal Pain Severe
  11. Joint pain
  12. Muscle Ache Severe

Azathioprine Related Warnings

Is the use of Azathioprine safe for pregnant women?

Azathioprine can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.


Is the use of Azathioprine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Azathioprine. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.


What is the effect of Azathioprine on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Azathioprine. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.


What is the effect of Azathioprine on the Liver?

Use of Azathioprine may be dangerous for the liver. Do not use it without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Azathioprine on the Heart?

There may be severe side effects of Azathioprine on your heart. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.


Severe Interaction of Azathioprine with Other Drugs

Azathioprine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Azathioprine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Azathioprine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Aplastic Anemia
  3. Infections
  4. Kidney Disease
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Drug Allergy

Frequently asked Questions about Azathioprine

Is this Azathioprine habit forming or addictive?

Azathioprine is not addictive in nature.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Azathioprine as it does not make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Yes, Azathioprine is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Azathioprine in mental disorders is not effective.


Azathioprine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Azathioprine

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Azathioprine together with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Azathioprine

Taking Azathioprine with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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