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Since taking Azasan for Ulcerative Colitis, I have been experiencing headaches, lethargy, mouth sores, boil-like acne, and dry eyes. Could these symptoms be occurring from the Azasan, or maybe even from the Prednisone I was taking?
by Unknown, 06/25/2006
I started taking Azasan in Feb. and have been noticing a thinning of my hair. Is this a common side effect and will it continue as long as I am on this drug?
by Barbara Shepherd in OHIO, 07/17/2006
Azasan (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Azasan (Oral) Medication Classification
AZATHIOPRINE (By mouth)
Azasan (Oral) Brandname
Azasan (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Azathioprine (ay-za-THYE-oh-preen) Keeps your body from rejecting its transplanted organ. Also treats rheumatoid arthritis and other problems.
When To Not Use Azasan (Oral)
Check with your doctor before using azathioprine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medicines. Pregnant women should not receive azathioprine.
How Should You Use Azasan (Oral)
- Use this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
- Take your medicine after meals to decrease stomach upset. If a dose is missed:
- If you use one dose daily, skip the missed dose. Just use your one regular dose for the day. You should not use two doses at the same time.
- If you use more than one dose daily, use the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next regular dose, use the 2 doses (missed dose and regular dose) together.
- Check with your doctor if you miss more than one dose.
Proper Azasan (Oral) Storage
Store Azasan (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Azasan (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Azasan (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are using allopurinol or corticosteroids such as prednisone.
- Talk to your doctor before receiving any vaccines.
Azasan (Oral) Warnings
- Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have liver or kidney disease, shingles, an infection, or gout.
- You may be more likely to get infections while using azathioprine. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of infection such as fever or chills
Azasan (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Fever and chills
- Severe skin rash or hives
- Severe stomach pain, severe nausea and vomiting
- Blood in urine or stools
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Muscle or joint pain
- Severe weakness If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite