Azathioprine . 50 mg. 100.tablets
Teva-Azathioprine is used in organ transplants.
Azathioprine . 50 mg. 100.tablets
WHAT azathioprine - TEVA AND WHAT IT IS USED
Azathioprine belongs to the group of immunosuppressive drugs. These drugs suppress the immune response and the reaction of rejection by the body. These reactions are protective mechanisms of the organism against the bodies and substances which are not normally part of the body.
Teva - Azathioprine is used in organ transplants.
Azathioprine - Teva is always given with drugs that affect the mechanism of protection.
Such drugs are corticosteroids , such as prednisone .
Either alone or in combination with other drugs that affect the mechanism of protection , azathioprine, is used for:
Inflammation of joints ( rheumatoid arthritis ) ;
Pemphigus ( a group of chronic , recurrent skin diseases characterized by the development of the successive groups of blisters and bullae ) ;
Unexplained extravasation ( exit intravascular components outside the vessel ), which are repeated many times ;
Certain diseases of the skin , which can be combined with a joint disease and defects of organs (systemic lupus erythematosus ) .
Teva - Azathioprine is usually given in combination with other drugs that affect the mechanism of protection :
Connective tissue disease associated with an inflammation of muscles , together with the swelling and skin lesions ( dermatomyositis ) ;
Inflammation of the connective tissue ( polymyositis ) ;
Inflammation of small blood vessels combined with digestive disorders and fatigue ( polyarteritis nodosa ) ;
Continuous inflammation of the liver ;
Anemia due to disruption of the blood from the body.
2 . BEFORE YOU TAKE azathioprine - TEVA
Do not take with Teva - Azathioprine :
Hypersensitivity to the active ingredient azathioprine or any of the excipients in the medicinal product;
Pregnant or planning pregnancy.
Take special care with Teva - Azathioprine :
If you have mild flu , fever, unexplained bleeding or bruising , please inform your doctor as soon as possible ;
During use of azathioprine regularly You will have blood tests . During the first 2 months of treatment that should be done at least once a week;
In patients with reduced renal function or liver, or in patients who are using large doses of azathioprine , more often need to be tested to the blood ;
If this product is used by children / the elderly and patients with impaired hepatic or renal function, should be taken special precautions. In these patient groups , physicians should prescribe and maintain the lowest possible dose ;
When exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light should use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor and wear clothes to protect you from sunlight ;
Before starting treatment with this medicine , your doctor will check if you have had an infection with varicella -zoster virus (VZV) and should consider the application of specific immunoglobulin against VZV. If you are infected with this virus , your doctor may include your treatment to antiviral therapy .
Discontinuation of therapy should be gradual and under the supervision of a physician .
Patients who are receiving immunosuppressive therapy are administered are at greater risk of developing non-Hodgkin 's lymphomas and other malignancies , preferably skin cancer ( melanoma and other types of skin cancer ) , sarcomas ( of Kaposi sarcomas and other species ), and cervical cancer in situ.
Please consult your doctor if any of the above warning applies to you or was applicable to you in the past.
Taking other medicines
Interaction term means that they can mutually influence their activity and / or its side effects if administered simultaneously. You may know it , another drug under a different name , more often the name of the registered trademark . This section refers only active substance of the medicinal product and is not mentioned the name of the registered trademark . Therefore , you should always pay attention to the packaging and on the inputs leaflet of the medicinal product , currently used to find out the name of the drug ( active ) substance.
Note: The following remarks can be also applicable to the use of drugs in the past or future. Reaction may occur when these tablets were used simultaneously :
Allopurinol , oxipurinol , thiopurinol (eg medication for gout) . The concomitant use of any of these medicines together with azathioprine dose of azathioprine should be reduced ;
Some drugs with muscle- relaxing effect (such as e - tubocurarine and succinylcholine ) , some anticancer drugs. Azathioprine may increase the effects of these drugs ;
Warfarin (a medicine that slows blood clotting) . Imuran may reduce the effects of this drug ;
Other drugs that suppress the bone marrow. Where possible to avoid concomitant administration of cytostatic drugs or products that may have myelosuppressive ;
Cimetidine (a medicine for stomach problems ) and indomethacin ( an anti-inflammatory analgesic ) . It is believed that the concomitant use of azathioprine, and any of these drugs can enhance the effect of suppression of bone marrow ;
Furosemide ( diuretic) ;
Live vaccines . Co -administered with azathioprine can cause atypical and potentially dangerous response of the organism.
Since there is in vitro evidence that aminosalicylic acid derivatives (such as olsalazine , mesalazine or sulfasalazine ) inhibit TPMT enzyme , they should be used with caution in patients receiving concomitant therapy with azathioprine .
If you use or have used any of these medicines or other treatment please remember this and ask your doctor or pharmacist. This is also true in case you use drugs without a prescription.
Pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation , this medication should be administered , regardless of the fact that someone , including your doctor may advise you otherwise. Azathioprine passes into breast milk.
During treatment and during the first 3 months after discontinuation as husband and wife should take measures to prevent pregnancy .
Driving and using machines
In rare cases, this medicine may cause dizziness . In this case, care must be taken during activities that require concentration , such as participation in road and traffic , handling machines and work in high places . Children who take this medicine should not be left unattended while playing outside.
3 . HOW TO TAKE azathioprine - TEVA
Always take Azathioprine - Teva exactly as your doctor tells you . If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If your doctor advises otherwise , the application is as follows:
Transplant patients :
Starting dose to 5 mg / kg body weight per day (= 24 hours).
Starting dose 1-3 mg / kg body weight per day (= 24 hours). The dosage is adjusted according to the result of treatment. The duration of treatment is determined by the attending physician .
Elderly (over 65 years):
Although the available data do not provide evidence for a higher incidence of adverse reactions among patients over the age of 65 is recommended to be administered at doses in the lower end of the dosing interval.
Patients with renal and / or hepatic disease :
Should be administered at a dose lower therapeutic range .
If you take more than the dose Azathioprine - Teva
Never take more tablets than your doctor has recommended . If you take too many tablets, Teva - Azathioprine (or someone else did ) , tell your doctor or call the hospital.
If you take too many tablets, Azathioprine - Teva may experience the following symptoms: nausea , vomiting , diarrhea, inflammation, bruising , bleeding .
If you forget to take Azathioprine - Teva
Always take the medicine at the same time each day. If you forget to take a dose, please take it as soon as you remember . If it's time for your next dose , skip the missed dose and continue using the drug as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. If in doubt, always consult your doctor.
If you forget to take a dose, symptoms that existed before treatment may recur .
If you stop taking Azathioprine - Teva
Do not stop taking Azathioprine - Teva until your doctor tells you to do so. If you suddenly stop using azathioprine symptoms you had before treatment may recur . In case of doubt, please consult your doctor.
4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Azathioprine , Teva can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the side effects gets serious , or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects may occur at the following frequencies :
Very common side effects (occurs in more than 1 user in 10) ;
Common side effects (occur in more than 1 in 100 but less than 1 user in 10) ;
Uncommon side effects ( occurs in more than 1 in 1,000 , but less than 1 in 100 users) ;
Rare side effects ( occurs in more than 1 in 10,000 , but less than 1 in 1,000 users) ;
Very rare side effects (occurs in less than 1 in 10,000 users) , including isolated reports ;
Not known (estimation of frequency can not be made from the available data) .
You may experience the following side effects:
Uncommon : Hypersensitivity reactions : Symptoms may include: malaise, dizziness , nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , fever, chills, rash , muscle pain, joint pain, decreased renal function, low blood pressure;
Rarely develops syndrome Steven-Johnson and toxic epidermal necrolysis .
Changes in the blood picture
Very common : a reduction in the number of white blood cells;
Common: changed during blood clotting , due to decreased number of platelets ;
Uncommon: anemia ;
Rare: strong decrease in the number of white blood cells ( agranulocytosis) or reducing the number of blood cells , inhibition of production of red blood cells in bone marrow ( eritrooblastna hypoplasia ) .
Gastrointestinal disorders :
Uncommon : Inflammation of the pancreas ( pancreatitis) ;
Rare: severe inflammation or perforation of the bowel , diarrhea .
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:
Rarely reported falling hair and increased sensitivity to sunlight and ultraviolet light.
Infections and infestations:
Very frequently in transplant patients reported infections caused by bacteria or viruses.
Patients receiving azathioprine alone or in combination with other drugs (mostly steroids ) are sensitized to viral, fungal and bacterial infections, including severe or atypical forms of the infection with the varicella zoster virus .
Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (including cysts and polyps ):
Rare neoplasms, including Hodgkin's lymphoma , skin cancer ( melanoma and other types of skin cancer ) , sarcomas ( Kaposi's , and others. Kaposi ) in situ and cervical cancer , acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplasia, sometimes in conjunction with a chromosomal aberration ( see . 4.4) .
The risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and other malignancies, particularly of skin cancer ( melanoma and other skin cancers ) , sarcomas (Kaposi and others. Kaposi ) and in situ cervical cancer is higher in patients treated with immunosuppressants in particular this applies to post-transplant patients undergoing aggressive treatment , and in this case should be used at the lowest effective doses. Increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphomas in immunosuppressed patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared with the general population , it seems at least partly related to the natural course of the disease.
Liver and biliary tract
Received rare reports of hepatic function and impaired drainage of bile.
If you have questions while taking Teva - Azathioprine , talk to your doctor who will advise you . If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5 . HOW TO STORE azathioprine - TEVA
Store below 25 ° C in the original package to protect from moisture and light.
Do not use Azathioprine - Teva after the expiry date stated on the carton label after " EXP"
Indication " EXP" to the last day of that month.
Keep out of reach of children.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required . These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What does Teva - Azathioprine
The active substance is azathioprine . Each tablet contains 50 mg of Imuran (azathioprine).
The other excipients are povidone, lactose monohydrate, starch , silica , colloidal anhydrous , magnesium stearate, water.