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Are there long term affects to taking azathioprine for a child?

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In brief: Genetic mutation

Azathioprine ( Imuran (azathioprine) ) is apurine antimetabolite, immnosupressive agent used after transplantation, if it is the case it is safer than other drugs.
It is also used for other diseases like inflamatory bowel dis, rheumatoid arthritis etc, then alternative medication to be used. It can not be used in pregnancy, it has mutagnic potential , potential to develop maligencies, .

In brief: Genetic mutation

Azathioprine ( Imuran (azathioprine) ) is apurine antimetabolite, immnosupressive agent used after transplantation, if it is the case it is safer than other drugs.
It is also used for other diseases like inflamatory bowel dis, rheumatoid arthritis etc, then alternative medication to be used. It can not be used in pregnancy, it has mutagnic potential , potential to develop maligencies, .
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive drug that impairs the turnover of white blood cells.
Short term use can result in anemia, or low white cell or platelet counts. It can also result in liver toxicity. Long term it can increase the risk of infections and cancers.

In brief: Yes

Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive drug that impairs the turnover of white blood cells.
Short term use can result in anemia, or low white cell or platelet counts. It can also result in liver toxicity. Long term it can increase the risk of infections and cancers.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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