Imuran (Azathioprine) is prescription medication used to reduce the immune system’s ability for prevention of rejection foreign organs or kidney transplants. Azathioprine belongs to a class of drugs called immunosuppressants. It works by decreasing the effects of certain cells in the body’s immune system. Imuran is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Take Imuran exactly prescribed.
We currently have the brand Imuran comes from United Kingdom by a manufacturer and generic Azathioprine comes from Canada by Apotex Inc. It is available in 50 mg oral tablet form.
Imuran Side Effects
The most common side effects of Imuran include:
• Loss of appetite;
If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
• Chills or fever;
• Cough or hoarseness;
• Difficult or painful urination;
• Unusual bleeding or bruising;
• Muscle or bone pain;
• Severe skin reactions or allergic reactions such as difficult breathing; hives;
Do not take Imuran if you are allergic to Azathioprine or any ingredients in the medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before, especially if you have:
• Certain bowel problems;
• Enzyme deficiencies;
• Kidney or liver diseases;
• Or recently you had a blood transfusion;
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements, especially: alkylating agents, antirheumatic drugs, febuxostat, or mercaptopurine. This may cause serious side effects. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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