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azathioprine Sodium

Azathioprine Sodium
Azathioprine Injection


Azathioprine Sodium alters the body s immune system so that your body does not reject a transplanted organ. It is also used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis after other treatments have failed to provide relief.

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azathioprine Sodium
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Uses
Azathioprine Sodium alters the body s immune system so that your body does not reject a transplanted organ. It is also used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis after other treatments have failed to provide relief.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 - 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • After mixing and dilution in IV fluids (consult your pharmacist for details), this product is stable at room temperature for 24 hours.
  • Discard any unused portion of the vial.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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How To Use
  • Azathioprine Sodium may be given by vein (IV) until you are able to take the tablet form by mouth.
  • It is usually given once daily.
  • Dosage is adjusted based on your condition and response.
  • Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with certain IV fluids.
  • Consult your pharmacist.
  • Azathioprine Sodium product should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use.
  • If present, do not use the liquid.

Side Effects
  • Nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea or pain at the injection site may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Unlikely but report promptly: hair loss, unusual fatigue, stomach pain, joint or muscle pain, vision changes.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly: yellowing of eyes or skin, darkened urine, unusual bleeding or bruising, lumps/growths.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Azathioprine Sodium, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, infections.
  • Azathioprine Sodium can lower the body s ability to fight an infection.
  • Notify your doctor promptly if you develop signs of an infection such as fever, chills or persistent sore throat.
  • Azathioprine Sodium is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using Azathioprine Sodium.
  • Azathioprine Sodium is excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Azathioprine Sodium is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If the dose is missed, contact your doctor immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you use, especially of: allopurinol, drugs affecting bone marrow (e.g., cotrimoxazole, numerous anti-cancer drugs), alkylating type cancer drugs (e.g., melphalan, cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil), other immune suppressants (e.g., cyclosporine), blood thinners (e.g., warfarin, heparin), ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril, lisinopril).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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