Azathioprine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Azathioprine?

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• This medicine is used to prevent rejection after organ transplant.

• This medicine is used to treat arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat diseases of the immune system.

• This medicine is used to treat Crohn's disease.

• This medicine is used to treat ulcerative colitis.

• It may take weeks to months to see the full effect in some diseases.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a thiopurine methyltransferase deficiency, talk with healthcare provider.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using other: aspirin, aspirin-containing products, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, ibuprofen or like products,...

 
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