Brand: Imuran

Drug type: Immunosuppressant 

Form: Tablet

Age limit: 18 years above.

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Azathioprine 50 mg tablet is a prescription drug used to suppress the immune system. Azathioprine is an active ingredient that weakens the immune system. Immunosuppressants are preferred when any organ transplant is done. Usually, the body does not accept any foreign particle or organ inside the body so it is necessary to suppress the immune system so that it does not damage the transplanted organ.


Administer Imuran (azathioprine 50 mg) tablet by mouth with or without food or as directed by the doctor, but it’s better to take it with food. Take a full glass of water with each dose of the medicine to avoid stomach irritation. Do not cut, bite or triturate the tablet and swallow it thoroughly. Read the information mentioned; on the user leaflet and follow the doctor’s instructions.


Everyone may experience different side effects depending upon dose concentration and frequency. Here are a few common side effects:

  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • headache

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredient present in the medicine. It may cause severe side effects.

Here are a few severe side effects:

  • Sore throat
  • Dark color urine
  • Blur vision
  • Weight gain (rare)
  • Liver diseases( rare)
  • Trouble in breathing


The dose of Azathioprine 50mg tablets not only depends on the age but also depends on treatment response as it is a prescription drug. Usually, the dose is advised to take 2-3 times a day (this is an adult dose ratio), or it can be less depending on the disease condition. Do not take an overdose for quick betterment. Otherwise, it may give severe side effects.


Keep at room temperature.

Keep away from sunlight.

Keep away from children.


Do not take Imuran (azathioprine 50 mg) tablet if you are taking any cancer-related treatment means any minor or extreme stage.

Patients with kidney/liver/lung disease or mental disorders like depression and rapid mood swings should tell their doctor about it as more doses of this medicine may cause kidney failure or worsen.

Someone with blood pressure problems or breathing issues should take the doctor’s advice for this medication as it causes an increase in blood pressure which gives undesirable side effects.

Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid this medicine because it passes through breast milk and affects the baby’s growth.


Azathioprine 50mg tablet may interact with following drugs:

  • Febuxostat
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Melphalan
  • Rituximab
  • Tofacitinib
  • mercaptopurine


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