Azathioprine Tablet

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Azathioprine Information

Azathioprine is an allopathic medicine The correct dosage of Azathioprine depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Azathioprine Benefits & Uses

Azathioprine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 12 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 12 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Azathioprine Side Effects

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

Severe

Moderate

  • Infection

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting

Common

Azathioprine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Azathioprine safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Azathioprine. If you are pregnant, do not take Azathioprine without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Azathioprine safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Azathioprine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Azathioprine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Azathioprine on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Azathioprine. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • 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.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Azathioprine on the Heart?


    Azathioprine can cause side effects that could harm the heart. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.

    Severe


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 -

Severe

Moderate



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 -



Frequently asked Questions about Azathioprine

  • Is this Azathioprine habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Azathioprine.

    No
  • 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.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Azathioprine is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Azathioprine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Azathioprine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Azathioprine


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Azathioprine, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Azathioprine


    Consuming Azathioprine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Imuran® (azathioprine)

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 206-208

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 211,685,863

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