Generic Name - Azathioprine
Category - Immunosuppressant
Rejection of Kidney transplants, Rheumatoid arthritis
Generic for Imuran* is indicated to prevent the rejection of kidney transplants. Generic for Imuran* is also indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a condition in which the body attacks its own joints, causing pain and swelling. Azathioprine (Generic for Imuran*) works by weakening the body's immune system so it will not attack the transplanted organ or the joints.
Generic for Imuran* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Imuran* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Imuran* interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
Medicines that suppress the immune system
Generic for Imuran* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Imuran*,
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Imuran* for Rheumatoid Arthritis is 1.0 mg/kg (50 to 100 mg) given as a single dose or on a twice daily schedule.
Generic for Imuran* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Imuran* side Effects include dark yellow or brown urine
Black, tarry stools, diarrhea, fever; chills; sore throat, lower back pain, joint pain, mouth sores, muscle pain, pain or difficulty passing urine, stomach pain and swelling of the feet or legs.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Imuran*.
Generic for Imuran* and Pregnancy
Generic for Imuran* is not recommended during pregnancy, as it may harm the fetus or may even result in death of the unborn. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Imuran* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Imuran* passes into breast milk and could affect the nursing infant. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Imuran* and Pediatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Imuran* with relation to age.
Generic for Imuran* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Imuran* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Imuran* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.