Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 016324/001.

Names and composition

"IMURAN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of AZATHIOPRINE.
It belongs to the class Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs and is used in Rheumatoid arthritis, other autoimmune disorders (Musculoskeletal Disorders)

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016324/001 IMURAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 50MG
016324/002 IMURAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 25MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
017391/001 IMURAN AZATHIOPRINE SODIUM INJECTABLE/INJECTION EQ 100MG BASE per VIAL **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016324/001 IMURAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 50MG
016324/002 IMURAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 25MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
074069/001 AZATHIOPRINE AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 50MG
075252/001 AZASAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 50MG
075252/002 AZASAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 25MG
075252/003 AZASAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 75MG
075252/004 AZASAN AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 100MG
075568/001 AZATHIOPRINE AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 50MG
077621/001 AZATHIOPRINE AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 50MG
077621/002 AZATHIOPRINE AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 25MG
077621/003 AZATHIOPRINE AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 75MG
077621/004 AZATHIOPRINE AZATHIOPRINE TABLET/ORAL 100MG

Manufacturers

Manufacturer name
Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd

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Answered questions

I ave just started imuran tabs?
can anyone tell me anything about them,and do they ave sideeffects. Asked by Joetta Cutlip 1 year ago.

Imuran Therapy is an immune system-suppressing drug. That means it can theroretically halt the attack of the immune system on your nerves. I take Imuran for MS (mutiple sceloris). Imuran slows the progression of MS in people who are not responding well to other treatments. Side effects may include: Increased stomach irritation, changes in hair color and texture along w/hair loss, increasing the chance of infection. Nausea and vomiting, Loss of appetite, blood in the urine or stool, unusual bruising, fatigue & development of mouth sores. Increased risk of infection. Because Imuran is an immunosuppresive medication, it can lower the number of white blood cells. Since, I've been taking Imuran I haven't had any problems, but the fatigue, which I've been experiencing w/MS. I hope this informatin helps you. GOOD LUCK! Answered by Tawnya Rotchford 1 year ago.


Is anyone taking imuran tablets?
if so can u tell me have u any side effects,and how long u ave been on them,im starting them now for colitis and would be glad of any information.thanks Asked by Jordan Hollis 1 year ago.

Yes I am on Imuran - generic of Imuran. I have been on it for approximately one month. I started back in December while I was in the hospital after having surgery for an abcess. They sarted me on Imuran of 50 mg and thene did a blood work thru Prometheus TPMT Genetics for individualization of dosage. After having this doen, my dose was increased to 100 mg. I know that they say it can take up to 3 months for noticiable change or help, but I am not noticing much in the way of any elimination of the overall body aches or my crohn symptoms. I am on Imuran (generic), Augmentin 875 mg for at least 3 months (for the abcess infection), and Norco as needed for pain - which at times I have to fight for...they worry about addiction - I have been dealing with this disease since 1991 - and am not addicted yet..but understand the problem..they stopped any other crohns meds and I am thinking that after investigating that Humira might be better which is an injection. I am not sure, but remicade also seems to be a better treatment I understand. Go to the Crohns Foundation at ccfa.org, they alot of info on all the treatments. Hope this helps - my symptoms are burring vision, sweats, fatigue and most listed that come with this drug. Answered by Neva Asar 1 year ago.

Imuran (azathioprine) is an immunosuppressive and is used to prevent kidney transplant rejection and to treat rheumatoid arthritis. I'm not aware of any off-label use for colitis. Are you certain about this? At any rate, the common adverse reactions are nausea and vomiting. The less common reactions are fever, anorexia (NOT anorexia nervosa), abdominal pain, anemia, jaundice, muscle and joint pain, rash and alopecia. The life-threatening reactions are pancreatitis, leukopenia, pancytopenia, thrombocytopenia, immunosuppression, hepatotoxicity, infection and an increased risk of neoplasia. Are you sure it's Imuran you're about to take? Answered by Tran Peale 1 year ago.


Pregnancy while on Imuran?
I was Just at the Gyne today and he said that the Imuran that I Take its an Immunosupressant I take for my severe ulcerative colitis he worried about pregnancy and wanted me to get on BC but I talked to my GI specialist and also did some research on the internet and she said it is safe to take while pregnant she... Asked by Demetrius Nimick 1 year ago.

I was Just at the Gyne today and he said that the Imuran that I Take its an Immunosupressant I take for my severe ulcerative colitis he worried about pregnancy and wanted me to get on BC but I talked to my GI specialist and also did some research on the internet and she said it is safe to take while pregnant she said it is a class B drug even the studies on the internet say that it is a safe drug to take. Im not pregnant now but I have to be on Imuran for the rest of my life Im 30 years old and dont have any kids but wanted to know my options she said if I do get off the drug ad get pregnant It can severley offset my disease and I could have a miscarriage if I do not take it Answered by Ada Cossaboon 1 year ago.

I take Imuran for my Myasthenia Gravis. Imuran is also used to prevent antibodies destroying a newly transplanted organ. So you see it is a very powerful pill. We have had women in our group that have had babies but they have to get off Imuran before they get pregnant. I would get with a gastroenterologist and work a plan to get you off the Imuran to get pregnant but keep your ulcerative colitis under control. DO NOT GET PREGNANT ON IMURAN!! Trust me!! Answered by Sonja Locher 1 year ago.

i would get second opinions from everyone! GI/OB, etc. I know I've heard of several people who were on/off Imuran during pregnancy but I dont recall the pros/cons. Definitely need second opinions, or even thirds! Answered by Wilber Haran 1 year ago.


Is there a medicine that is the same as Imuran?
my mother has chrones and takes imuran and it has taken a toll on her health. I was woundering if there was a medication that was the same as Imuran or treated the same things that Imuran does? Asked by Ricky Graus 1 year ago.

Imuran is an immunosuppressive. There are many other immunosuppressive drugs, but they would all have a lot side effects, and I am not sure whether they would be effective for chrones disease or not. She should see her doctor and explain her side effects and see if he can either prescribe her a different med, or something to help with the side effects. Answered by Lovella Fahrenkrug 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear about your mother, I know Crohn's is a very difficult disease to deal with. Imuran (azathioprine) was originally used as a chemotherapy drug but now is used in lower doses in Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as rheumatoid arthritis as a immune suppressant and immune modulator. It does have pretty bad side effects: low white cell count, anemia, GI problems, pancreatitis... It is however the best new drug for Crohn's, in terms of controlling flare ups and long term usage. It's use was started to keep patient's off steroids. Steroids are great for flare ups, but they are REALLY bad taken long term. There are other immune-suppressants out there, but i have not heard of them being used for Crohn's, and the side effects would be pretty much the same. You might find some brand new therapies if you get in touch with a supersubspecialist, in research perhaps, but that might take some digging. Good luck. Answered by Kasey Corgiat 1 year ago.

For Crohn's? Did she try zonisamide, sulfacetamide, or asacol? The latter drugs work differently than Imuran but probably will be just as effective. Answered by Len Nalevanko 1 year ago.


What kind of antibiotic can be taken with imuran?
i have been diagnosed with lupus. my rheumatoligist put me on imuran, has recentley increased dose to 100mg. now i have a cough that is starting to give me a sore throat. before i started taking imuran i had an ear infection he told me i couldnt start the imuran until i was off antibiotic for ear. why? now that ive... Asked by Jeannetta Mortis 1 year ago.

i have been diagnosed with lupus. my rheumatoligist put me on imuran, has recentley increased dose to 100mg. now i have a cough that is starting to give me a sore throat. before i started taking imuran i had an ear infection he told me i couldnt start the imuran until i was off antibiotic for ear. why? now that ive been on it for about 6 weeks can i take antibiotic at least something over the counter? Answered by Pamula Feneis 1 year ago.

I don't believe the problem is between the Imuran and the antibiotic; the problem is between Imuran and the infection that compells you to take the antibiotic. Imuran is an immune-suppressant. Your doctor would not want to give you Imuran until your chest infection had totally cleared and you therefore did not need to take the antibiotics anymore. If you have an infection of any sort and are still taking the Imuran you should contact your doctor immediately - he will probably prescibe an antibiotic and advise you to stop taking Imuran for that time. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon, Lupus sucks but once you learn how to manage it it can get better! Imuran isn't a bad drug in the short term, but it has a history of cancerous side-effects so I hope you don't have to be on it long term. Best Wishes Answered by Misty Ridderhoff 1 year ago.

You need to discuss that with your Rheumatologist. It might be a good thing to see him and tell him about the cough, sounds like a nasty side effect to me. Also, check with the Drug Store where you get your meds and ask them what they think. My poor Rheumatologist has just about pulled out his hair as there isn't much he can do for me. Most of the meds eat my stomach. So I just put up with it. I may be needing my thumb fixed as it is getting more and more fun. I wish you the best, I know how hard it is. I have suffered from Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoporosis for many years. Good luck. Answered by Tyson Rigley 1 year ago.


Has anyone taken Imuran (Azathioprine) for Crohn's Disease?
I have Crohn's disease and I have been prescribed Imuran. I am in the first week of my 3rd month for the Imuran. Dr. said it usually takes about 3 months to begin working. I have just started to feel very nauseas, but it only happens after I eat. I am also pretty dizzy and tired. Are these things normal?... Asked by Gay Picard 1 year ago.

I have Crohn's disease and I have been prescribed Imuran. I am in the first week of my 3rd month for the Imuran. Dr. said it usually takes about 3 months to begin working. I have just started to feel very nauseas, but it only happens after I eat. I am also pretty dizzy and tired. Are these things normal? Did they just start because it's my third month and it's just now completely in my system? Answered by Maryanne Meng 1 year ago.

Check with your doctor immediately, and get a blood test for white cell count and liver function. While Imuran and 6-MP (its metabolite) can be usefully applied to autoimmune diseases like Crohn and rheumatoid arthritis, the dose needs to be carefully titrated to avoid side effects. You may now need a lower dose as you narrow the range of efficacy. Crohn disease is NOT caused by parasites. The cause is unknown, but there is good data suggesting that certain genes interact with certain bacteria in the intestine to produce an inflammatory state that is not properly downregulated. Thus, causation is complex and probably multifactorial. Inflammatory bowel diseases may represent a larger number of root causes than is suggested by the two major categories (Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis). Consult with your physician about this treatment. While there is no indication that dietary, herbal or homeopathic remedies work for keeping Crohn disease in check, there are many other options, and this type of immunomodulation may not be the best for you. Try to avoid steroids, and see if any 5-ASA preparation is appropriate. Save the biologics (anti-TNF-alpha) for later if possible, only if first-line defenses don't work well. Answered by Nona Sinard 1 year ago.

Hey, I have Crohn's and my doctor prescribed me the same thing... I'd rather not talk about it here, but I added you to my contacts list on here... So we can talk about it there! I hope I hear from you. Answered by Ilse Imperato 1 year ago.

i'm presrcibed that medicine and was taking it along with remicade i'm suppose to take it but dont the remicade works just fine alone and you still should watch what you eat no matter what medicine you take its maybe just the food you are eating i cut out the caffeine and most pork products and if you have low energy you might need some prednisone it worked wonders for me and i didnt have any side effects from it Answered by Tennille Troise 1 year ago.

I think that's pretty common, but you'd better check with your doctor. Answered by Conception Kochanski 1 year ago.

I was on imuran for about 4-5 months and had to go off it because of the side effects... I would call my gi if i was you to let me know what is going on. Answered by Maryln Eklund 1 year ago.

Doctors should not be recommending things they don't understand. Azathioprine is for what the medical people call autoimmune disease. They still believe that the body's immune system can attack itself. This drug makes you more susceptible to infections. Crohn's disease is caused by parasites. They will tell you that it is not curable and that you will have to be on medication the rest of your life, right? O.K., that's there opinion. My suggestion is to look for another doctor that understands how the body works. Does it make sense that you are deficient in drugs? I don't think so. Do you think or believe that being nausea is normal? Getting dizzy and tired is a result of exhausted adrenal glands. Did your doctor tell you this? Probably not. Did he also tell you that this drug is damaging your liver and causing you to have digestive issues with fat and oils? Probably not. You can try something that should get rid of the Crohn's, but won't cause you any side effects to try. If it doesn't work, what have you lost? Right? You need to fix your digestive system and get rid of the parasites. This process can take a few months, but it will be worth it and you really have nothing to lose, but a few parasites. For your information, the so called autoimmune disorders where we are told that the immune system is attacking our body is bogus. It is now known that viruses get into the cells and affect the mitochondria in a way that tells the body to attack the virus and the cells get in the way. The body is going after the virus, not your body. My suggestion is to do the following: from the following web site www.healthline.cc (not .com) order: Betaine HCL --- take 4 of these after each meal Activator --- take 2 of these after each meal Quantum Digest -- take 2 of these during each meal Nucleotides --- take these throughout the day. Take 8 to 10 per day. This will kick your immune system into high gear. Paracidin --- This will kill parasites in your liver and organs, like liver flukes, etc. --- Take 8 of these per day. Parastat --- This will kill the parasites in your intestines and also ones that have migrated to other parts of the body. Take 12 of these per day. Probiotic --- take 1 in the morning with keifer milk and 1 at night with keifer milk. (don't worry if you are lactose intolerant, the keifer milk won't bother you). When you have been doing the above for a couple months and are feeling better, you may want to consider cleaning your colon of old fecal matter and debris that has been there for years. You will lose about 10 - 15 pounds on this. It takes 3 months. Purchase the colon cleanse from the same company and take 5 in the morning and 5 at night before bed. Continue taking the probiotics, one in the morning and one at night. The dizzy feelings you are having and feeling tired is because your adrenal glands are not recharging at night and they are exhausted, most likely from the drugs. You must get at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night to recharge the adrenals or you will feel tired all the next day. I suggest you work on getting the sleep at night and also order from the company listed above, Adrenal Complex. Take 9 of these before noon and this will boost the adrenal gland's ability to produce hormones and it will done naturally, not with drugs. Everything suggested above is from natural, once living sources and is compatible with your cell resonance in your body. There should be no side effects and the cost will be far less than the drugs you have been taking. I believe you will be amazed at how this works and you will have stories to tell your doctor. Maybe he will learn something from you. I know it sounds like you will be popping a lot of pills, but these nutrients are encased in special capsules designed to dissolve in a minute or two and contain no excipients like in all pills, so you won't be burping them or having issues like you do with other pills. All the ingredients are grade 10 herbs and really work. good luck to you Answered by Chelsea Achee 1 year ago.


Can someone give me information on the drug imuran?
I have been prescribe a drug call imuran for the Interstitial Lung Disease that I have, can someone give me some personal experiences that have gone through with this drug or if it help or if it caused complications. Also, if there is any other immunosuppressant drugs that are better. Imuran is suppose to be a... Asked by Monnie Berube 1 year ago.

I have been prescribe a drug call imuran for the Interstitial Lung Disease that I have, can someone give me some personal experiences that have gone through with this drug or if it help or if it caused complications. Also, if there is any other immunosuppressant drugs that are better. Imuran is suppose to be a drug that is used to suppress the immune system. Answered by Tom Nettleingham 1 year ago.


What side effects of prednisone or imuran (DRUGS) have you experienced?
MY father is undergoing treatment, taking these too drugs for crohn disease. he had Stevens Jhonson syndrome because of imuran (most probably ) and recently release from hospital. but it seems he has to take imuran for the duration of the next 12 months. he's not quite himself lately and i'd like to know which is... Asked by Oscar Meager 1 year ago.

MY father is undergoing treatment, taking these too drugs for crohn disease. he had Stevens Jhonson syndrome because of imuran (most probably ) and recently release from hospital. but it seems he has to take imuran for the duration of the next 12 months. he's not quite himself lately and i'd like to know which is due to drugs and which to.. well, just being my father. (upon release, his chart stated also other complications like anemya, liver problems due to medication, mouth candida and others - should I worry about those too?? ) ( it never ends... ) Answered by Zaida Racko 1 year ago.

I too have crohn's and have, in the past, taken prednisone but no longer. I only ever took short courses (6-8 wks) when I had a flare up. I am on imuran, and have been for several years, and that seems to be the accepted treatment for crohn's disease although it is often paired with infusions of infliximab (Remicade). Your father should discuss the issues he is having with his gastroenterologist. The anemia may be simply dealt with by taking iron supplements and B complex. I never had liver problems due to my meds. Mouth candida could be due to meds but again, I have never dealt with it. The dosages and other related medical history was not mentioned so it is quite possible that your suspicions are valid. Of course he's not himself - no matter what, his body is turning on him. That alone will cause behavioural issues. Have patience but encourage him to discuss all these issues with his doctor. Answered by Melani Kawski 1 year ago.

I took prednisone from February 2003 to April 2006. I was constantly hungry, very irritable, had trouble sleeping and cried easily. I have been on Cellcept since October 2003 and am now on a low dose (250mg), At first I had increased fatigue when I took the morning dose of 500mg but that subsided. I am happy because it controls my nephropathy and many of the symptoms of lupus. Answered by Wilton Spahr 1 year ago.

As long as they are drugs, there will be side effects, Prednisone also have side effects, see the reference. Answered by Lezlie Roberston 1 year ago.

prednisone cause thin skin which tears easily and it helped to kill my mother i lost her last year - i would try anything but steriod for a illness if possible - they are killers when taken for a super long time Answered by Gary Venuto 1 year ago.


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