Imuran is used for:
Preventing kidney transplant rejection along with other medicine. It may also be used to treat signs and symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Imuran is an antimetabolite. It works by decreasing the effects of certain cells in the body"s immune system.
How to use Imuran:
Use Imuran as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
* Take Imuran by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
* Ask your doctor if you should follow any special guidelines for handling Imuran .
* If you miss a dose of Imuran , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Imuran.
Possible side effects of Imuran:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
* Mild nausea or vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
* Severe allergic reactions (rash; itching; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain or tightness; dark urine; dizziness; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased or painful urination; muscle pain or aches; pale or fatty stools; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; shortness of breath; stomach pain; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual growths or lumps; unusual weakness or fatigue; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider.
Proper storage of Imuran:
Store Imuran at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. If you no longer need Imuran , ask your doctor how to properly dispose of it. Keep Imuran out of the reach of children and away from pets.