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Azathioprine belongs to the group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It is used to reduce the body's natural immunity in patients who receive organ transplants. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Azathioprine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Crohn's Disease & Ulcer...
268
69%
Lupus
127
71%
Rheumatoid Arthritis
24
71%
Organ Transplants
17
88%
Sarcoidosis
12
67%
Overall, 71% (479 Members) find Azathioprine helpful
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Azathioprine Reviews

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Has allowed me to stay off of Prednisone for the most part
Working / Worked
After home sick for week and diagnosis of bacterial virus went back to work only to have boss send me to ER for jaundice that showed up in eyes within short time at work. MRI and CAT SCAN showed my gall bladder is INSIDE my liver. Blood count showed bilirubin off the charts and enzyme levels dangerous. Biopsy showed that if I were to get worse transplant would be necessary to save my life. I had NO PAIN craved sugar and fatty foods even though NOT HUNGRY. Extreme Fatigue.
Working / Worked
Am on it now. Doesn't seem to be doing much.
Saved me from surgery. Helped me with a major flare up and my Doctor said it was his last resort before surgery!
I cant tell if it is the prednisone or the azathioprine.
Was taken off of this due to pancreatitis attacks and poor liver function test results.
Working / Worked
It worked while I was on it. I was able to stop taking the medicine. I haven't taken it in 7 years.
Started on 150mg 4 years ago after transitioning from Cyclosporine and Pred Combo after nr surgery. Seems to have worked the whole time though because it's fairly strong I dream of coming off. Came down to 100mg about 6 months after starting the SCD diet.
Working / Worked
Imuran keeps me alive from the NBD.
It worked while I took it. Stupid cut back so much I had a monster flare. Won't do that again!
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Azathioprine
    thanks for all your input, will for sure try coconut oil as the rash can be scary looking. Amber did the Azathioprine upset your stomach when you inc... [More]
  2. Discussion: Azathioprine
    IT can be a long process to find the right mix of meds to control each person. Azathioprine takes a few months to kick in, Methotrexate is faster and... [More]
  3. Discussion: Azathioprine
    That's what I wanted before he put me on Azathioprine . It will cost me more but it's better. [More]
  4. Discussion: Azathioprine
    Drake, your symtom of sweating is most likely not due to the Azathioprine, sweating is often a side effect of MG and autonomic dysfunction which often... [More]
  5. Discussion: Azathioprine
    I have been on this drug for a few years and never cared to much for it. My doctor put me on Azathioprine because he wanted to get me off Prednisone. ... [More]