What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Azathioprine?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Taken chemotherapy medications in the past
- A blood disorder
- Any infection.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Imuran and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Imuran and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Azathioprine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much azathioprine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Bone marrow depression (a decreased ability of the bone marrow to make blood cells)
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Imuran Overdose for more information.)
How Should Azathioprine Be Stored?Azathioprine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.