Imuran helps to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis. It also reduces unwanted immune responses and helps to prevent rejection in patients who receive organ transplants.
How to use
Use Imuran as directed by your doctor.
Take Imuran by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
Ask your doctor if you should follow any special guidelines for handling Imuran.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Imuran.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Imuran is an antimetabolite. It works by decreasing the effects of certain cells in the body immune system.
If you miss a dose of Imuran, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Imuran at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Imuran out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
mild nausea or vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; itching; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain or tightness; dark urine; dizziness; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased or painful urination; muscle pain or aches; pale or fatty stools; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; shortness of breath; stomach pain; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual growths or lumps; unusual weakness or fatigue; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Imuran is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
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