Imuran is an immunosuppresive agent that weakens the body’s defense mechanism. In this way, prevents the organism from rejecting a transplanted organ.
How to use the drug?
Follow your doctor’s prescriptions or the drug instructions. Avoid exceeding the dose.
Imuran can be taken irrespective of the mealtime.
Swallow the pill whole with a full glass of water instead of breaking or chewing it.
Warning: Use the drug only on prescription. Avoid sharing it with the other people.
Skipping the dose
Patients often forget to take their pills and skip the doses.
Don’t worry if you have skipped the dosage.
Just forget about the missed dose and continue following the schedule. Never increase the dose or take it longer than necessary.
The drug should be kept at a room temperature. Some drug must be stored in the fridge. To be sure, check the drug label.
Keep the drug away from kids and animals. The medication must not be exposed to the sunlight.
Never use the drug after the date of expiration.
If you accidentally exceed the dosage, then call the emergency at once.
Inform your doctor about the following before starting the treatment:
Any serious disease or operation in recent past
All the prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements you’re taking
Alcohol or smoking abuse
Allergy to any medicines or food
Anemia/blood diseases or bone marrow disorders
Digestive issues (such as sickness, vomiting, loose bowels)
Leukopenia (decrease in the number of white blood cells)
Thrombocytopenia (abnormally low levels of thrombocytes)
In this case, you should take the drug with special caution.
This will help your doctor to find out the right drug dosage for you.
Don’t take Imuran if you have allergy to any drug component or if you have alcohol abuse.
Imuran can cause sleepiness or vertigo. Don’t drink alcohol as it may cause vision problems and impair your judgment. Therefore, you should avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment.
These conditions may also get worse because of the hot weather fever or serious workout. Therefore, you should be careful when you stand up after a long time of sitting or lying in bed. If you experience dizziness, you should lie down at once and contact your doctor.
Your immune system will become weaker, and your body will be more sensitive to all kinds of infections.
The drug may increase your photosensitivity.
Avoid mixing this drug with mercaptopurine.
Avoid using Imuran during pregnancy.
Ask your doctor about the potential risks before starting the treatment.
Some drugs may get into the breast milk. Therefore, you should speak to your physician to eliminate any possible risks.