Precautions and Warnings With Azathioprine

Who Should Not Take Azathioprine?

You should not take azathioprine if you:
  • Are allergic to Imuran, azathioprine, or any of the inactive ingredients used in making the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are a pregnant woman with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Have taken certain chemotherapy medications, such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®) or chlorambucil (Leukeran®) in the past to treat rheumatoid arthritis, due to an increased risk of cancers. Ask your healthcare provider about this, however, as it may be okay to take azathioprine in certain situations.

Azathioprine Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are several situations in which azathioprine should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking it. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with azathioprine that may apply to you.
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