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Azimune 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Azathioprine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Azimune 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. Azimune 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 Azimune 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Kidney Transplantation

    Azimune 50 MG Tablet is used in kidney transplant patients to prevent transplant rejection.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Azimune 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis which is an inflammatory disease characerized by swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Azimune 50 MG Tablet.
  • Alkylating agents

    Not recommended in patients with rheumatoid arthritis previously treated with cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil.
  • Fever With Chills

  • Sore Throat

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Loss Of Appetite

  • Muscle And Joint Pain

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Hair Loss Or Thinning Of The Hair

  • 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 Azimune 50 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Azimune 50 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Azimune 50 MG Tablet is 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 Disease

    Disease

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Warfarin

    This 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 inhibitors

    These 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 products

    You 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.
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