ARETHA TABLET

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ARE0022
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Manufacturer : BIO-BIOCON LIMITED ( DIABETOLO
Composition : AZATHIOPRINE-50MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : ARETHA TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

AZATHIOPRINE-50MG

AZATHIOPRINE

Information for patients
Drug Information This belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. These medicines reduce the activity of your body’s immune system. Azathioprine is used to: •stop your body rejecting an organ transplant •treat diseases where your immune system reacts against your own body (called autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis). Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you would like any further explanation about these uses.
Drug Alert
Alert •you are allergic (hypersensitive) to azathioprine, mercaptopurine or any of the other ingredients of Azathioprine. Do not take Azathioprine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Azathioprine
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •you are allergic (hypersensitive) to azathioprine, mercaptopurine or any of the other ingredients of Azathioprine. Do not take Azathioprine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Azathioprine
Drug Special Care •you have liver or kidney disease •you have ‘Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome’. This is a rare condition that runs in families caused by a lack of something called HPRT or ‘hypoxanthine-guaninephosphoribosyltransferase’ •you have a condition where your body produces too little of something called TPMT or ‘thiopurine methyltransferase’ •you have ever suffered from chickenpox or shingles.
Drug Drug Interactions In particular, tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines: •allopurinol - used for gout •tubocurarine or succinylcholine – used during operations •warfarin - used for blood clots •penicillamine - used for rheumatoid arthritis •co-trimoxazole - used for infections •captopril - used for high blood pressure or heart problems •cimetidine - used for stomach ulcers and indigestion •indomethacin - used for pain and inflammation •furosemide - used for high blood pressure and heart problems •olsalazine or mesalazine - used for a bowel problem called ulcerative colitis •sulfasalzine or balsalazide - used for rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis. If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Azathioprine. Having vaccines while you are taking Azathioprine If you are going to have a vaccination speak to your doctor or nurse before you have it. This is because vaccines may not work properly while you are taking Azathioprine.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction •Do not take Azathioprine if you are a man trying to have a baby. This is because it may affect the baby. •Do not take Azathioprine if you are a women who is pregnant or think you might become pregnant. This is because it may affect the baby. •Do not take Azathioprine if you are breastfeeding. This is because small amounts may pass into the mother’s milk. Ask your doctor, midwife or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction •Do not take Azathioprine if you are a man trying to have a baby. This is because it may affect the baby. •Do not take Azathioprine if you are a women who is pregnant or think you might become pregnant. This is because it may affect the baby. •Do not take Azathioprine if you are breastfeeding. This is because small amounts may pass into the mother’s milk. Ask your doctor, midwife or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Drug Machinery Interaction
Drug More Information Your doctor may ask you to have a blood test while you are taking Azathioprine.This is to check your blood cell count. Your doctor may change your dose of Azathioprine after the test
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info While taking Azathioprine you may be more likely to develop some types of cancers such as skin cancer. Some people also become sensitive to sunlight which can cause skin discolouration or a rash. Take care to avoid too much sun, cover up and use sunscreen
Drug quanitty On the first day •the usual dose is up to 5 mg per kg of body weight. For the rest of your treatment •you will take between 1 and 4 mg per kg of body weight each day. For other conditions At the start of your treatment •you will take 1 to 3 mg per kg of body weight each day •your doctor may reduce your dose later.
Drug Dose Infection with chickenpox or shingles can become severe in patients taking immunosuppressive medicine. Therefore you should avoid contact with anyone suffering from chickenpox or shingles.Always take Azathioprine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.The dose of Azathioprine you take depends on your illness and how bad it is. The dose also depends on your age, your weight and how well your liver and kidneys are working. Your doctor will explain this to you
Excess Drug Consumption If you take more Azathioprine than you should, talk to your doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you.
Forgot Drug Consumption •If you forget to take Azathioprine, tell your doctor. •Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you have any further questions about Azathioprine and how to take it, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. 4 Possible side effects Like all medicines, Azathioprine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine: Stop taking Azathioprine and see a doctor straight away, if you notice any of the
Stop Drug Consumption
Possible Side Effects
General Information •low blood platelet level, which may cause you to bruise or bleed easily. •infections caused by a virus, fungus or bacteria •reduction in your bone marrow function, which may make you feel unwell or show up in your blood tests •low white blood cell level in your blood tests, which may cause an infection
Common Drug Side Effects •low red blood cell level, which may cause you to be tired, get headaches,be short of breath when exercising, feel dizzy and look pale •inflammation of the pancreas, which may cause you severe upper stomach pain, with feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting) •liver problems, which may cause pale stools, dark urine, itchiness and yellowing of your skin
Rare Drug Side Effects •problems with your blood and bone marrow which may cause weakness, tiredness, paleness, headaches, sore tongue, breathlessness, bruising or infections •problems with your bowel leading to diarrhoea, abdominal pain, constipation, feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting) •hair loss which may get better even though you continue to take Imuran •severe liver damage which can be life threatening •various types of cancers including blood, lymph and skin cancers •sensitivity to sunlight which can cause skin discolouration or a rash.
Very Rare Drug Side Effects •inflammation of your lungs causing breathlessness, cough and a fever. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any other side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Drug Side Effects Symptoms
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine •Do not store above 25°C. •Protect from light. •Keep out of the reach and sight of children. •Do not use Imuran after the expiry date which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. •Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.These measures will help to protect the environment

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