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Are There Long Term Affects To Taking Azathioprine For A Child
Genetic mutation: Azathioprine ( Imuran (azathioprine) ) is apurine antimetabolite, immnosupressive agent used after transplantation, if it is the case it is safer than other drugs. It is also used for other diseases like inflamatory bowel dis, rheumatoid arthritis etc, then alternative medication to be used. It can not be used in pregnancy, it has mutagnic potential , potential to develop maligencies, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can there be a causal relationship between long-term use of an immunosuppressant (e.g. Azathioprine) and lymphoid hyperplasia?
Yes/no: Imuran (azathioprine) can be harmful to the fetus...So it has to be stopped during early pregnancy. ...Usually the first 2-3 months(first trimester), which is the time of most risk to the baby). So it requires careful planning and timing so that you can be off this medication for a short period and then may be able to resume during the 2nd and 3rd trimester with reasonable safety. ...Read more
36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should i go to doctor or wait?
Any hearing loss: The first question i ask a patient with ear ache (otalgia) is if there is any hearing loss associated with pain. If there is no hearing loss and particularly if the pain is in front of the ear, i would be thinking tmd. This could be joint disease, muscle spasm or referred pain to the side of the face (ear) from dental disease as the other reviewer suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on imuran (azathioprine) 50 mg for about 2 months, how long do people usually stay on this medication, because it has many side effects and I am worried?
Crohn's dosease: Depends on the relief of symptoms called remission. The remission time is different in person to person. Looks like you have flare or relapse because you are taking other meds as well. Your doctor would evaluate the status of crohn's disease time to time and adjust the treatment accordingly. ...Read more
Was on imuran (azathioprine) for 3 months. I stopped it 2 weeks ago. It caused severe fatigue and i still am always tired. How long till it gets back to normal?
Depends on illness: This depends on what the rest of your illness is. Either it should be pretty much out of your system by now. You may want to check with your physician to see what other issues are going on that might explain your symptoms ...Read more
How long does it take for myasthenia gravis symptoms to go away on medications like prednisolone,azathioprine?
Working meds: It depends on the half life of the medication and your own body's ability to metabolize the medication and utilize it for its purpose. Your pharmacist can be very helpful with this tyoe of information as well as the package insert. Well wishes and do not delay an office visit if symptoms show no improvement. ...Read more
How long does it take for blood counts and liver enzymes to return back to normal after stopping imuran (azathioprine) ?? And how long will side effects reverse ?
Within 1-3 months: Imuran (azathioprine) is a drug used to suppress the immune system in many diseases. Monitoring liver function tests is used to detect hepatotoxicity, generally defined as elevated AST/ALT greater than twice normal. Dose reduction or split dosing, or use of allopurinol may minimize hepatoxicity, but the vast majority of patients will reverse the liver injury within 1-3 months after discontinuation of Imuran (azathioprine) ...Read more
Realistically, how long before, plaquinil, imuran, (azathioprine) and low dose prednisone, should control a lupus flare. I'm at 3 months starting to get discourage. ?
How long does it take for imuran and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to clear up from your system after taking them for 1 month?
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