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Azathioprine Tablet

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Azathioprine helps treat autoimmune diseases that involve your pet's blood, skin, or multiple body systems

What is Azathioprine? Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive used for treating a variety of autoimmune diseases. In dogs azathioprine can be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, immune mediated anemia, colitis, immune mediated skin disease, certain types of kidney disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. In cats, azathioprine is sometimes used with extreme caution in cats to treat autoimmune skin diseases. Azathioprine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What are the benefits of Azathioprine?

  • Treats autoimmune diseases that involve the blood, skin, or multiple body systems.
  • Easy-to-administer tablet.


  • Formulated for: Dogs and cats.

    How is this medication given? Azathioprine is given orally, with or without food.

    How does this medication work? Azathioprine is used to suppress cells involved in autoimmune diseases. Examples of these diseases include Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, arthritis, skin diseases, chronic liver inflammation, certain kidney diseases, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

    What results can I expect? Azathioprine is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Azathioprine is available as 50mg tablets. The usual dose of azathioprine can vary and is dependent on the type of condition being treated.

    What form(s) does Azathioprine come in? Tablet.

    Generic Name: Azathioprine

    Common Brand Name: Imuran (Prometheus)

    Dose and Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Azathioprine may be given with food or without food. Do not abruptly stop giving azathioprine. Azathioprine needs to be tapered off over several months according to your veterinarian's directions.

    If you forget a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

    Uses: Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive used for treating a variety of autoimmune diseases. In dogs azathioprine can be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, immune mediated anemia, colitis, immune mediated skin disease, certain types of kidney disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. In cats, azathioprine is sometimes used with extreme caution in cats to treat autoimmune skin diseases. Azathioprine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

    Possible Side Effects: Side effects that can occur are related to suppression of bone marrow and can include; anemia, pale gums, weakness, lethargy, bruising or bleeding tendencies, decreased white blood cell counts, increased risk of infection. Signs of infection may include; abnormal breathing, fever, depression, lameness, change in urination, diarrhea. Other side effects that can occur include vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, pancreatitis, jaundice. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

    Drug and Food Interactions: Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given ACE inhibitors (benazepril, enalapril, lisinopril), Allopurinol, Sulfasalazine, SMZ/TMP, and warfarin. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with azathioprine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.

    Precautions: Azathioprine can be absorbed through the skin. Pet owners should wear gloves when giving this medication and wash hands afterwards. Pregnant pet owners should not handle this medication unless wearing rubber gloves. Azathioprine should not be used in animals allergic to it. Use azathioprine with caution in animals with liver or pancreatic disease. Do not use in breeding or pregnant animals. Azathioprine suppresses the pet's immune system making the pet more susceptible to infections.

    Storage: Azathioprine tablets should be stored at room temperature in well-closed containers and protected from light.

    A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Azathioprine. "  

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