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I have been on azathioprine 4 some time now but recently noticed little iches known and again? Could it b the azathioprine doyou think?
azathioprine; itchng: Itching may be coincidental rather than effect of med. What other meds/supplements do u use? New soap/detergent/perfume/etc? Any rash? See prescribing doc for eval to determine cause of itch. Otc antihistamine (zyrtec/ allegra/claritin/benadryl) may help in meantime. Also look for signs of skin infxn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but: It is a potent medication with potential side effects and long term risks that should be discussed with your doctor. That being said, it is given for serious disease which, if untreated, have their own complications and issues. As is everything in medicine, it is a risk-benefit ratio to decide on using a particular medication or not. ...Read more
Can you have withdrawel from azathioprine. I usally take 3 a day but only managed to take one. Please reply as im worried?
How much time does it take for imuran/azathioprine to completely leave your body after stopping the medicine?
Drug elimination: Well.....it will depend on few factors.....how your liver and kidneys are....remember this drug has a very short half live.... Around 5 hours.....but its toxicity will depend on what other medications you are on while on imuran....for example antigout drug allopurinol.....even aspirine or antihypertensive meds for example commonly used and very good drug losartan....none in few hours in your blood ...Read more
Genetic mutation: Azathioprine ( Imuran ) 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
Bone marrow toxicity: Azathioprine is a non specific immunosuppressive drug that works by blocking the proliferation of activated immune white blood cells (lymphocytes, monocytes, granulocytes, etc.). It can cause too much bone marrow suppression, liver toxicity, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, etc. You should discuss any side effects with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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