Imuran, also known as azathioprine, is a medication used in patients who have undergone a kidney transplant. Imuran is used to prevent organ rejection and is used in combination with other medications to allow kidney functions. This drug is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the body’s system attacks healthy joints.
Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant that works by weakening the immune system to help your body accept new organs and prevent further damage to your joints to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Imuran include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of azathioprine.
How long does it take for Imuran to take effect for rheumatoid arthritis?
It can take up to 2 months before your symptoms improve. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 3 months of treatment.