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How effective is Azathioprine (Imuran) for treating lupus?

How effective is Azathioprine (Imuran) for treating lupus?

Moderately: it repends are the manifestation you are treating. Azathioprine is reasonably effective overall. ...Read more

Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Azathioprine (Definition)

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If you take imuran (azathioprine) for lupus will you ever be able to get pregnant with a child?

If you take imuran (azathioprine) for lupus will you ever be able to get pregnant with a child?

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

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Lupus/150mg azathioprine..low rbc..WBC 3.4 .. mcv high(101)...high mch(34)..high rdw (16) concern or is side effect of medicine? My vit b is normal.

Suspect medication: I would first suspect medication. As you know we can find some of the same findings in people with lupus. It depends what your physician has noted before youyou started azathioprine your serial blood studies have shown ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Imuran (Definition)

Imuran is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more