AZITHIOPRINE 50MG TABLET

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for AZITHIOPRINE 50MG TABLET

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Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Kidney
58.5
₹5.85/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of AZITHIOPRINE TABLET

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Uses of AZITHIOPRINE TABLET

Azithioprine 50mg tablet is used in organ transplantation and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Side effects of AZITHIOPRINE TABLET

Common

Nausea, Fungal infection, Bacterial infection, Viral infection, Decreased white blood cell count, Reduced blood platelets.

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How to use AZITHIOPRINE TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Azithioprine 50mg tablet with food.

How AZITHIOPRINE TABLET works

Azithioprine 50mg tablet suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ. It also blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling, and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

In Depth Information on AZITHIOPRINE TABLET

Expert advice for AZITHIOPRINE TABLET

  • Azathioprine can cause birth defects so avoid pregnancy while using it or consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding. 
  • While taking Azathioprine, your body is more prone  to infections; so be sure to wash your hands often and keep distance from with people who are sick.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sun and wear a sunscreen, sunglasses and appropriate clothing wile going out in the sun.
  • Do not start or continue azathioprine and consult your doctor:if you are allergic to azathioprine.
Warnings
Special precautions for AZITHIOPRINE 50MG TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Azithioprine 50mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Azithioprine 50mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
CAUTION
The dose may need to be decreased in patients with underlyin
g kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
SAFE
There is no interaction between liver impairment and consumi
ng this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
M VAC INJECTION, GENEVAC B 20MCG INJECTION, PENTASA 1GM GRANULES, PENTASA 2GM GRANULES

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for AZITHIOPRINE 50MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Azathioprine

Q. Is azathioprine / Imuran safe?
Azathioprine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is azathioprine a biologic or chemotherapy or steroid or corticosteroid or blood thinner or enema?
No. Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant, which suppresses your immune or defence system
Q. Can I take azathioprine with Pentasa or antibiotics or vitamins?
No. All of these drugs interact with azathioprine. Avoid the concomitant use of this drug along with azathioprine. Please consult your doctor before taking all these drugs with Azathioprine
Q. Can I take azathioprine with ibuprofen or paracetamol (Tylenol) or vitamins or Benadryl or doxycycline or prednisone or Aleve or melatonin?
No results found for any interaction of these medicines with azathioprine, but please consult with your doctor before taking this medication
Q. Does azathioprine cause cancer?
Yes, azathioprine administration may increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer (especially skin cancer and lymphoma). This increased risk is dependent on other factors also including dose, duration and indication of use
Q. Does azathioprine make you tired?
It can make sleepy or dizzy
Q. Does azathioprine cause macrocytosis?
Yes. Red blood cell macrocytosis is a well-known complication of azathioprine therapy
Q. Does azathioprine work in colitis?
Yes, azathioprine is recommended in the treatment of certain type of colitis such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Q. Does azathioprine cause weight gain?
No studies found
Q. Does azathioprine cause acne?
No
Q. Does azathioprine cause high blood pressure?
In some patients azathioprine may cause low blood pressure. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop such symptom
Q. Does azathioprine affect fertility?
This medication can affect fertility (your ability to have children), whether you are a man or a woman. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this
Q. Does azathioprine cause constipation or depression or bruising or dry skin or headaches?
No studies found. However, consult your doctor immediately if you develop such symptom
Q. Does azathioprine cause diarrhea or hair loss or anemia?
Yes. All these are the side effect of azathioprine.
Q. Can I take Azathioprine with febuxostat?
Azathioprine should not be taken with Febuxostat . Taking both the medicines together will increase the levels of Azathioprine and can cause toxicity.
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