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Doctor insights on: Safe Azathioprine Pregnant

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Is it safe to take azathioprine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azathioprine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not always safe: During pregnancy most drugs should be limited, while some such as immunosuppressive drugs for transplant recipients need to be maintained. Not a good idea to take any drugs while breast feeding an infant. Discuss with your OB and pediatrician. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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I get so bloated that I look pregnant. I have Crohn's (taking imuran) and IBS (on daily peg), benefibre makes it worse. How do I stop it?

I get so bloated that I look pregnant. I have Crohn's (taking imuran) and IBS (on daily peg), benefibre makes it worse. How do I stop it?

Discuss with GI DOC: You need to discuss this with your gstroenterologist as it is related to your ibs and crohn diseases or the therapy. ...Read more

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Is azathioprine safe?

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

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Is it safe to take imuran (azathioprine) for Crohn's diseaes?

Yes: It is one of the mainstay treatments but should be taken with your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Is it safe to receive Pneumococcal & flu vaccines whilst on entocort, also due to start Azathioprine soon... is this a problem? (Treatment res sprue)

They are safe: When patients are on immunosuppressive we strongly recommend that you stay caught up on vaccines. Both vaccines you are speaking about are non live vaccines and are safe to take while you are on Entocort and Azathioprine. Both vaccines require some time to become fully protective so get them sooner then later Good luck. ...Read more

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Any side effects of azathioprine?

Any side effects of azathioprine?

Many: It is an immunosuppressive agent so infections can occur. Gi symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and diarrhea are reported. Bone marrow suppression and pancreatitis are other severe known complications associated with this agent. Cancers (especially skin cancers) are more common in people taking immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink on azathioprine? Moderate. .

Is it ok to drink on azathioprine? Moderate. .

Imuran (azathioprine): This can be a toxic medication. I would not drink any alcohol while taking this medication. ...Read more

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Does imuran (azathioprine) cause tiredness?

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

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Can I conceive while my husband is taking azathioprine?

Can I conceive while my husband is taking azathioprine?

Azathioprine: Yes. It is a medication that will decrease his immune response, but should not affect his fertility. ...Read more

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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

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Would imuran (azathioprine) for Crohn's disease be a good idea?

Would imuran (azathioprine) for Crohn's disease be a good idea?

Generally Yes: Azathioprine (imuran) is generally effective at treating crohn's, keeping people off steroids, and preventing flares. It requires monitoring. It's generally considered first line treatment. ...Read more

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