azathioprine

Child
Uses
  • Immunosuppressant Agent
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • Hypersensitivity
  • patients with rheumatoid arthritis and a history of treatment with alkylating agents (eg, cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil, melphalan) may have a prohibitive risk of malignancy with treatment
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • leukopenia (more common in renal transplant)
  • neoplasia (renal transplant)
  • thrombocytopenia
  • myalgia
  • infection
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
Oral: Initial: 0.5 mg/kg/dose once daily
Monitoring
  • CBC with differential
  • LFT
Source of Suggestion