Azaprin 50 MG Tablet
Azaprin 50 MG Tablet acts as an immuno-suppressant drug, which is used to treat ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and in kidney transplants to prevent the rejection of a new kidney. Azaprin 50 MG Tablet is also an anti-metabolite. It works by lowering the body's immune system against the transplanted kidney. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while taking this medication so It should be used under the supervision of a qualified physician. It can be administered by mouth or injected into a vein.
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in Azaprin 50 MG Tablet; if you are pregnant, if you have used alkylating agents in the past, or you are currently taking febuxostat or mercaptopurine. Inform your doctor if you have the following medical conditions to make sure this medicine will be safe for you :
- kidney or liver disorders
- bowel problems
- a history of frequent, recurrent, or prolonged infection
- scheduled to receive a vaccination or immunisation shortly.
- a history of cancer, anaemia, bone marrow problems, unusual bruising or bleeding, or low white blood cell or platelet levels.
- any enzyme deficiencies or recent blood transfusions.
Take this medication with food to reduce stomach upset. Dosage is as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. The dosage is based on your weight, medical condition and response to treatment. If you increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed then you may increase the risk of it's side-effects.
Alkylating agentsNot recommended in patients with rheumatoid arthritis previously treated with cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil.
How long is the duration of effect?The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically established.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Azaprin 50 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of Azaprin 50 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If itâ€™s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication belongs to the class of an immunosuppressant drug. It works by lowering the production and expansion of T and B lymphocytes in the white blood cells which defends your body against foreign particles and infections.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
WarfarinThis medicine may decrease the effect of warfarin. Inform the doctor if you are receiving either of the medications.Seek immediate medical treatment if you have any symptoms of breathing problem, blurred vision, blood clots and swelling of limbs.
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitorsThese medications may lower the WBC count and may increase the risk of infections. Usage of antihypertensive medications like enalapril, ramipril, captopril should be reported to the doctor. Seek immediate medical treatment if you have any symptoms of infection like fever, chills, diarrhea, sore throat.
Live attenuated vaccines and related productsYou may be at the risk of developing infections if these medicines are taken together. Inform the doctor if you had received either of these medicines. Your doctor may postpone therapy based on the condition.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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