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Drug information on Imuran (Azathioprine) from Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Imuran

  Tablet  
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Azathioprine
 385.89
50mg
25
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Imuran may be prescribed


Side effects of Imuran

   Blood : Decreased white blood cells and platelets.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

   Miscellaneous : Rash, hair loss, fever, joint pain, diarrhea, negative nitrogen balance and reversible interstitial lung inflammation.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Rheumatoid arthritis Initial: 1 mg/kg/day for 6-8 wk. May adjust dose gradually to 2.5 mg/kg/day if needed.
Prevention of rejection in organ and tissue transplantation -1-5 mg/kg/day.
Auto-immune diseases -1-3 mg/kg/day.
IV -Renal homotransplantation- Usual initial: 3-5 mg/kg/day beginning at the time of transplantation. Maintenance: 1-3 mg/kg/day.

How to use Imuran?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is Imuran not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, previous treatment with alkylating agents, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Warnings and Precautions for Imuran

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, gout, any infection, anemia, bone marrow depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications and children.

• Avoid contact with people with infections.

• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

• Patient may experience severe nausea and vomiting; if it so consult with your doctor.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of cancer; if you notice any unusual growth or tumor consult with your doctor immediately.

Other Precautions for Imuran

Monitor complete blood counts, liver function, and TPMT enzyme activity, while taking this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Imuran

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container, keep away from children.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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