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Imuran Allergy Signs
Imuran allergy: There is no specific symptoms of allergy to azathioprine. Patients may have reactions to the drug that include nausea, diarrhea, GI distress, liver function abnormalities, or rash. Depending on why the drug is being use to treat a rheumatologic or other disorder for example, we'll also determine the specific side effect profile and how it is treated. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Azathioprine allergy: Azathioprine is a drug used routinely by rheumatologist for a number of inflammatory conditions. In rare cases, it may be associated with side effects which include stomach upset, changes in blood count, or changes in liver function tests. Even more rare, patients may develop a true allergic reaction. This may be manifested by a rash, facial swelling, or other changes. If you are concerned, I would be happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more
Azasan allergy: allergic to alaskan. You are taking up valuable time from patients who have serious questions. I am reporting you again. Find other things to do. please. ...Read more
Difficult to tell: It is always difficult to tell what the cause of pancreatitis is which is why a lot of lab work is done. Doctors take a medical history, check triglyceride levels, perform imaging like ultrasound or CT, and review medications. If there is no other explanation and the patient is on a high risk medication known to cause pancreatitis, then we will recommend discontinuing that drug. ...Read more
My sister has behcet's disease what to do to minimize the recurrence of signs and symptoms she is taking remicade, (infliximab) predinsone, imuran, calcium etc?
Bechet's: Bechet's is an inflammatory arthritis that may require disease remitting agents to control symptoms, a rheumatologist has trained to reduce the frequency of medication side effects and recurrence of the disease with these drugs. Seek an experts opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The most common side effects of Imuran (azathioprine) are nausea/vomiting (~12%) which may be accompanied by malaise, diarrhea. Drowsiness is really not common with this drug. This drug is used for many conditions, so the drowsiness may also be a result of other conditions. Please see your doctor for evaluation and continuous care. Take care. ...Read more
Good drug for some: Imuran (azathioprine) is a good drug for some types of patients. It is an immune suppressing drug and the drug concentrations in the blood stream need to be monitored. It is taken every day. It takes about 6 weeks to really start working so it is not a great drug to "rescue" you from a crohn's flare. It is best used as a maintenance medication (i.e. Maintaining remission). ...Read more
She should be safe: Common bacterial pneumonia is not contagious. It's caused by microbes that are usually normal body flora. Some of the viral pneumonias / chest colds are catching but not any more dangerous to someone on Imuran (azathioprine) than any other mild viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am on 150 mg of imuran, (azathioprine) had mild tonsillitis for 3 weeks. Getting better slowly. What to do?
Imuran (azathioprine): Why are on you Imuran (azathioprine)? If your symptoms are getting better and have no fever and labs are stable you can continue Imuran (azathioprine). I am hoping you had labs done including a complete blood count. You should also be examined by your doc and get tested. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How long does it take for imuran and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to clear up from your system after taking them for 1 month?
How long does it take for imuran and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to completely leave your system if you stop them after taking thrm for 1 month ??
Med clearance: Medicine elimination incorporates liver and kidney clearance pathways. Imuran is cleared in 5 days but its bone marrow effects can linger longer - up to 15-20 days. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is also cleared in about 5 days, and its biological effects dissipate over 7-10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imuran (azathioprine): "Azathioprine (Imuran (azathioprine)) is a drug used to treat swelling and pain in arthritis. The most common diseases treated with Imuran (azathioprine) are dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis. It belongs to a class of medications called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or immunosuppressants. This class of medicines can decrease joint damage and disability" ...Read more
Reduce WBC: Azathioprin (imuran) lowers the white blood cell (WBC) count. Wbcs are part of the immune system that fight infection, but also cause inflammation of crohn's, colitis, etc. The goal of Imuran (azathioprine) is to lower the WBC enough to stop the inflammation, but not enough to result in serious infections. That is why routine blood work monitoring is important. ...Read more