Imuran , known as azathioprine among medical professionals, is an immunosuppressive agent used to reduce the likelihood of organ rejection after an organ transplant. It works by decreasing the natural reaction of the bodys immune system. As a result, the body accepts the donated organ as its own and wont reject the transplanted organ.
Imuran comes as an oral tablet taken once or twice per day, after meals, preferably around the same time each day. Your doctor may decrease your dose gradually when your body begins to adjust to the transplant.
This medicine is very strong. It may cause some severe side effects like flu-like symptoms, stomach pain, lack of energy, blurred vision, and loss of appetite.
Sometimes, Imuran may be used for treating rheumatoid arthritis and other medical conditions, as directed by your doctor.