Azathioprine is a useful medicine to be used with additional medications to stop rejection of a kidney transplant. It deteriorates your body's defense system or immunity to help your body accept the new kidney as if it were your own. This medication belongs to a set of drugs recognized as immunosuppressant. It is also used to treat patients with rigorous rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded to other medications. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking the joints. Early on treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with more aggressive therapy is helpful to decrease more joint injury and to protect joint function.
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It is important to follow the dosing timetable set by the doctor to avoid an overdose. Overdose of this medicine can cause some serious effects.
It may have some interactions like headache, stomach pain, and nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and inflammation. If you feel any of the side effects, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
This medicine should be used on the recommendation of the doctor. Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, reaction to treatment, and use of exact interacting medicines. Let your doctor decide its uses, dosage and side effects. You can read about its side effects on the product leaflet and if you are not sure about anything or you have any question then discuss it with your doctor.