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Buy Azathioprine

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Description

Azathioprine 50 MG Tablet is an immuno-suppressant drug, which is used in rheumatoid arthritis and kidney transplant patients. It should be used under the supervision of a qualified physician. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medication.

Side effects

  • Fever with chills
  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair

Dosage

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Azathioprine 50 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Warnings

Warnings for special population

  • Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

General warnings

  • Malignancy - This medicine may increase the risk of lymphoma and other malignancies. Doctors should inform patients about these risks and advise the patient to prevent exposure of the sunlight by wearing protective clothes.
  • Blood cell count - This medicine may lower the blood cell count and may lead to a condition severe bone marrow suppression. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. Any signs of decreased WBC and platelets should be informed to the doctor.
  • Serious infections - The chances of occurring infections are more in the patients receiving this medicine. Hold the treatment and start with the broad-spectrum antibiotics if there are any signs and symptoms of fever. Close monitoring of the body temperature and the blood cell count is necessary.
  • Liver impairment - This medicine is not recommended in the patients with the liver impairment. The concentration of this medicine may increase in these patients. The baseline of the liver function tests should be obtained before starting the treatment.

How to Take It

Azathioprine is usually taken orally (in doses between 50 – 150 mg), once or divided twice daily. The initial dose for rheumatoid arthritis is approximately 1 milligram/kilogram (mg/kg) of body weight. The dose can be increased every 1 - 2 months, up to a maximum dose of 2.5 mg/kg of body weight, or approximately 75 to 150 mg given twice a day.

A benefit in arthritis or other conditions may appear as early as 6 - 8 weeks. It may take up to 12 weeks to notice a full effect.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Azathioprine is used with other medications to prevent transplant rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the immune system) in people who received kidney transplants. It is also used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis (a condition in which the body attacks its own joints, causing pain, swelling, and loss of function) when other medications and treatments have not helped. Azathioprine is in a class of medications called immunosuppressants. It works by decreasing the activity of the body's immune system so it will not attack the transplanted organ or the joints.

How should this medicine be used?

Azathioprine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day after meals. Take azathioprine at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take azathioprine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

If you are taking azathioprine to treat rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase your dose after 6-8 weeks and then not more than once every 4 weeks. Your doctor may gradually decrease your dose when your condition is controlled. If you are taking azathioprine to prevent kidney transplant rejection, your doctor may start you on a high dose and decrease your dose gradually as your body adjusts to the transplant.

 

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