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Introduction

Expert Advice

INDICATIONS

This medication is used for decreasing and preventing the probability of organ rejection after organ transplantation. It can also be used in the treatment of certain autoimmune diseases.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

This medicine is contraindicated in patients with toxic hepatitis.

 

SIDE-EFFECTS:

The most common side-effects are bone marrow suppression (decreased production of cells by the bone marrow), hepatotoxicity (liver toxicity), gastrointestinal problems, and rash.

PREGNANCY:

Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine during pregnancy.

 

LACTATION:
Consult your health care provider before using this medicine if you are a nursing mother.

 

PRECAUTION:

Impaired Kidney function, infection, pregnancy, under sun exposure.

Primary Uses

Rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Indications

This medication is used for decreasing and preventing the probability of organ rejection after organ transplantation. It can also be used in the treatment of certain autoimmune diseases.

Side Effects

The most common side-effects are bone marrow suppression (decreased production of cells by the bone marrow), hepatotoxicity (liver toxicity), gastrointestinal problems, and rash.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine during pregnancy.

Lactation

Consult your health care provider before using this medicine if you are a nursing mother.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Precautions

  Impaired Kidney function, infection, pregnancy, under sun exposure.

Contraindications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients with toxic hepatitis.

FAQS

What are the uses of Azathioprine?

This medication is used in combination with other medicines for decreasing and preventing the probability of organ rejection after organ transplantation. It can also be used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (disease affecting joints).

How to store Azathioprine?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (20-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will I see instant results?

It may take some time for the medicine to work effectively. Use it regularly and as prescribed by your healthcare provider for the best results.

What are the precautions for taking Azathioprine?

• Avoid exposure to the sun as it may increase light sensitivity. Use sun screen and wear fully covered clothes • It increases probability of infections therefore limit contact with people with infections e.g. flu, common cold • Do not get vaccines without consulting your doctor • Use sharp objects like razor, knife with caution to minimize any cuts, bleeding probability and infection

Does Azathioprine have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should must not be used during pregnancy it may have fatal effects on the unborn infant. Even touching or any type of contact with this medicine is contraindicated. This medicine passes into breast-milk and may have undesirable effects on the nursing infant. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Important notes for use of Azathioprine.

• Please do not share this medicine with anyone. • Limit contact with sick, infected individuals as you are more prone to infections with use of this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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