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Medicine For Imuran Allergy
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
Low blood counts: The commonest reason to lower the dose is decreased white cell count. Caancers particularly skin cancer are increased in patient using Imuran (azathioprine) after organ transplantation. This is seen after several years on the drug and an annual dermatological check is recommended. ...Read more
Since methotrexate and imuran (azathioprine) are not working on scleritis I have what is the next step in terms of medicine.
Is it a problem if i get pregnant while my husband is taking medicine like imuran (azathioprine) everyday? will my baby be healthy n normal? as my husband has Crohn's
Data unclear: The data is limited and unclear. Most studies show no increase, but one showed a slight increase in congenital malformations. It is therefore difficult to make a recommendation. ...Read more
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 (azathioprine)....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
My rheumatologist added few medicines to treat my sle, imuran, (azathioprine) stresstabs with zinc & methycobal 500ug injection, wht r these med? Any side effects?
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
Imuran (azathioprine): "IMURAN (azathioprine) should not be given to patients who have shown hypersensitivity to the drug. IMURAN (azathioprine) should not be used for treating rheumatoid arthritis in pregnant women. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis previously treated with alkylating agents (cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil, melphalan, or others) may have a prohibitive risk of malignancy if treated with IMURAN (azathioprine)." See: ...Read more
It is dose dependent: The toxicity depends how much you are taking and how long.... . It also depends what other med you are on i.e. Med for gout.....if you are with antigout....bone marrow suppression can be a serious condition. .......infection,liver function alteration,cancer etc.....low dose should not be a problem and are given for many conditions and patient can be on for long time with regular follow ups ...Read more
Sometimes: Imuran (azathioprine) seems to be effective in a small subset of patients with Crohn's (likely fewer than 40%). At the moment it's difficult to predict who will respond in the long term. But as it can be safely used with monitoring, it's often worth trying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer