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Can you just stop taking Imuran?

Can you just stop taking Imuran?

Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to, even if you feel well. What are the common side effects? During the early weeks of treatment azathioprine may cause nausea and loss of appetite, rash, flu-like illness with fever, and generalised aches and pains.

What are the side effects of coming off azathioprine?

If you stop taking it suddenly: If you’re taking this drug for a kidney transplant and you stop taking it suddenly, you may experience transplant rejection and kidney failure. If you’re taking this drug for rheumatoid arthritis and you stop taking it suddenly, your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may come back again.

What are the long term side effects of Imuran?

What are the possible side effects of azathioprine (Imuran®)?

  • Increased stomach irritation, abdominal pain.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Changes in hair color and texture, along with hair loss.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Blood in the urine or stool.
  • Unusual bruising.
  • Fatigue.
  • Development of mouth sores and ulcers.

Does Imuran cause weight gain?

No, Imuran (azathioprine) itself is not causing your weight gain.

How long does it take for side effects of Imuran to go away?

Imuran and 6MP can take 4-6 months to begin kicking in therapeutically, although obviously if one stopped and symptoms came back, and one hadnt been off too long, i assume they kick back in faster. Side effects by contrast can begin much more quickly.

What kind of Medicine is Imuran used for?

Imuran (azathioprine) is an immunosuppressive antimetabolite used to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted kidney. Imuran is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

When did I stop taking Imuran and allopurinol?

I’ve been on 50mg of Imuran (azathioprine) combined with allopurinol for the past 2 years and doing good, no signs of bleeding and feeling good. I decided I wanted to get off the meds about 6 weeks ago to see how it would go. Last week I started to notice blood in my stool again and feeling overall not the best in the digestive system.

When does nausea and vomiting occur with Imuran?

Nausea and vomiting may occur within the first few months of therapy with IMURAN, and occurred in approximately 12% of 676 rheumatoid arthritis patients. The frequency of gastric disturbance often can be reduced by administration of the drug in divided doses and/or after meals.

Imuran and 6MP can take 4-6 months to begin kicking in therapeutically, although obviously if one stopped and symptoms came back, and one hadnt been off too long, i assume they kick back in faster. Side effects by contrast can begin much more quickly.

I’ve been on 50mg of Imuran (azathioprine) combined with allopurinol for the past 2 years and doing good, no signs of bleeding and feeling good. I decided I wanted to get off the meds about 6 weeks ago to see how it would go. Last week I started to notice blood in my stool again and feeling overall not the best in the digestive system.

Are there any side effects to taking Imuran during pregnancy?

Imuran may interact with allopurinol, mercaptopurine, methotrexate, blood thinners, cyclosporine, olsalazine, sulfasalazine, sulfamethoxasole, trimethoprim, or ACE inhibitors. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Imuran is not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Imuran (azathioprine) is an immunosuppressive antimetabolite used to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted kidney. Imuran is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.