Imuran (Azathioprine Tablets)
Imuran (Azathioprine) contains an active ingredient which belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. It is used to help prevent the rejection of a transplanted organ such as a kidney, liver or heart. This medicine works by suppressing the body`s immune defence system. It can also be used to treat other diseases called autoimmune diseases where your immune system is reacting against your own body.
How to use Imuran:
The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.
For the treatment of arthritis, it may take up to 2 months before your symptoms get better. Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better after 3 months of treatment.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.
What conditions does Imuran treat?
Prevent Kidney Transplant Rejection, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Imuran may also be used to treat:
Inflammation of Multiple Voluntary Muscles, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Inflammation of Skin and Muscles All Over the Body, Disease of Respiratory Tract - Wegener's Granulomatosis, Ulcerated Colon, Blistering Skin Diseases, Crohn's Disease, Liver Inflammation caused by Body's Own Immune Response, Prevention of Cardiac Transplant Rejection, treatment to maintain immunosuppression for lung transplant, Prevention of Liver Transplant Rejection
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