Imuran

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Imuran Warnings

Azathioprine may rarely increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer (such as lymphoma, skin cancer). This risk is higher in people using azathioprine after an organ transplant and in children/young adults being treated for certain bowel diseases (such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis). Keep all medical and lab appointments. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of the following symptoms: unusual skin changes, change in the appearance/size of moles, unusual growths/lumps, swollen lymph nodes, swollen abdomen, unexplained weight loss, night sweats.

This medication may decrease bone marrow function, an effect that may lead to a low number of blood cells such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. This effect can cause anemia, decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, or cause easy bruising/bleeding. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of the following symptoms: unusual tiredness, pale skin, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills), easy bruising/bleeding.
  • Do not use this drug if you become pregnant.
  • May take with food to lessen chance of stomach upset.
  • Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight while using this medication.
  • CAUTION. Follow procedures for proper handling and disposal of hazardous drugs.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • PUBLISHED DATA SUGGEST LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED W/ NO RESULTING EFFECTS IN INFANT

Pregnancy Warnings

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