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Azathioprine: Immunosuppressant For Kidney Transplant Rejection and to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis for Patient Education


Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant agent prescribed for treating severely active rheumatoid arthritis and to prevent transplant rejection in patients who have received kidney transplants. It is also recommended either alone or in combination with other drugs for dermatomyositis, active hepatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, auto-immune hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and vasculitis.

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