Manufacturer: VHB (Critical Care)
Trade name: Azoprine
Active ingredient: Azathioprine
Category: Antimetabolite (immunosuppressive drug )
Pregnancy category: Azathioprine belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: D And US FDA pregnancy category D.
Uses: Azoprine 50 mg tablet with other medications is used to prevent rejection of a kidney transplant. It is also used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis when other medications are not helpful.
How to use: Take Azoprine 50 mg tablet by mouth, usually once or twice daily. Take it with food to avoid the side effects like stomach upset. For rheumatoid arthritis: Long term treatmetn is required for rheumatoid arthritis. You might need to take for 3 months for relief from the symptoms. Your doctor will start with low dose and increase the dose gradually.
Side Effects: Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
Dosage: Usual Adult Dose for kidney Transplant: Initial dose: 3 to 5 mg per kg orally. Maintenance dose: 1 to 3 mg per kg orally. Usual Adult Dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis: 50 to 100 mg orally. Maximum daily dose for treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis is 2.5 mg/kg
Written by: : www.healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 26th, 2016
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