A 30-year-old male asked:
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my rheumatologist added few medicines to treat my sle, imuran, (azathioprine) stresstabs with zinc & methycobal 500ug injection, wht r these med? any side effects?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
SLE meds: Really, the only sle med among the ones listed is imuran (azathioprine). It's a chemotherapy agent, immunosuppresant. Has a lot of side effects but for a comprehensive list, you may just google it. However, any medication's side effect profile is such that if you read it, you would not want to take it, so you need to weigh risks and benefits. Cyanocobalamine (b12 vitamin) probably for bone marrow support. Zinc ?
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Gary Sterba
46 years experience Rheumatology
Therapy: Lupus needs to be treated according the need. If you need steroids , inmuran may be used to decrease the dosage of steroids. It could be used for blood disease renal disease or others.
Answered on Feb 9, 2015
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No: Only potential side effects from medications which i hope you have stopped if definitely not needed.
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