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

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

It is one of the mainstay treatments but should be taken with your doctor's supervision.
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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 97% yes

3% of the population is deficient in the enzyme that breaks down Imuran (azathioprine), (azathioprine) and this deficiency can lead to severe bone marrow problems.
It's important before starting Imuran (azathioprine) to be tested for this enzyme (TPMT). Otherwise it is a safe drug with careful monitoring.

In brief: 97% yes

3% of the population is deficient in the enzyme that breaks down Imuran (azathioprine), (azathioprine) and this deficiency can lead to severe bone marrow problems.
It's important before starting Imuran (azathioprine) to be tested for this enzyme (TPMT). Otherwise it is a safe drug with careful monitoring.
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