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Azarid 50mg Tablet

By EAST WEST PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
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Azarid 50 MG Description

Azarid Tablet is used in the treatment of organ transplants and a few autoimmune diseases. It contains azathioprine as its active medicine. Azarid Tablet reduces the strength of the immune system. Yo

u must use contraceptive methods while taking these Tablets and for up to 3 months after you complete the course of treatment with Azarid Tablet. Avoid if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing and use protective sunscreen with a high protection factor while on this medicine.

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ContainsAzathioprine(50.0 Mg)
UsesImmunosupressant
Side effectsAllergic reactions, diarrhoea, swelling and infection in the pancreas
TherapyIMMUNOSUPPRESSANT
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uses

Uses of Azarid 50 MG

  • Azarid Tablet is used in the management of organ transplantation. It helps the body to accept a transplanted organ like kidney, liver, heart, lung or pancreas.
  • It is also useful in some autoimmune diseases including severe inflammatory diseases of the skin, liver, arteries and blood disorders.
contraindications

Contraindications of Azarid 50 MG

  • If you are allergic to azathioprine or any other ingredients of Azarid Tablet.
  • If you have a severe infection.
  • If you have severe liver disease or severe bone marrow disease.
  • If you have inflammation of the pancreas.
  • If you need or are going to have a vaccination containing a living virus or bacteria, such as BCG, smallpox or yellow fever vaccine.
  • If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
sideEffects

Side effects of Azarid 50 MG

  • Reduction in the platelet count
  • Frequent infections (bacterial, viral and fungal)
  • Bone marrow malfunction
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swelling and infection in the pancreas
  • Diarrhoea
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Azarid 50 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Azarid Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine can pass into the blood of the baby and adversely affect your baby. Hence, it is advisable to not use this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby. You must use contraceptive methods while taking these Tablets and for up to 3 months after you have finished taking them. Discussed with your doctor about suitable methods of contraception. Women using intrauterine devices (IUDs) should use additional contraceptive methods while taking Azarid Tablets.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Azarid Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Azarid Tablets may pass into the breastmilk and adversely affect your baby so it is advisable to consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding your baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Azarid Tablet?
A:
Azarid Tablet may cause dizziness, tiredness or sickness. Any of these side effects would reduce your ability to react. Hence, do not drive or use machinery if you are taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Azarid Tablet?
A:
Chances of dizziness increase if you take this medicine with alcohol. Even alcohol adds to the side effects related to the liver with concomitant use of this medicine. Hence, avoid using this medicine with alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any liver or kidney disease.
  • You have a condition where your body produces too little of a natural chemical called thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT).
  • You have an infection for which you have not yet received any treatment.
  • You are going to have an operation (this is because medicines including tubocurarine, pancuronium or succinylcholine used as muscle relaxants during operations may interact with Azathioprine).
  • You have a rare genetic disorder called 'Lesch-Nyhan syndrome'.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing and use protective sunscreen with a high protection factor.
  • Treatment with Azathioprine increases your risk of getting a specific type of cancer called a lymphoproliferative disorder. With a treatment regimen containing multiple immunosuppressants (including t...
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  • A combination of multiple immunosuppressant medicines, given concomitantly increases the risk of disorders of the lymph system due to viral infection.
  • Increased chances of developing a serious condition called Macrophage Activation Syndrome (excessive activation of white blood cells associated with inflammation), which usually occurs in people who h...
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  • Your doctor may advise frequent blood tests and follow up visits during treatment to adjust the dose accordingly.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Azarid 50 MG

How Does It Work?

When the body receives a transplanted organ, being a foreign organ, the body activates its immune mechanism and tries to reject it. Immunosuppressant medicine inactivates this immune system and helps ...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Azarid 50 MG

  • Take the Azarid Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water. Do not break or chew the medicine.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
interactions

Interactions of Azarid 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Azarid Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines for gout, immunosuppressant medicines, blood thinner medicines, water pills, antacids and live virus vaccines.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Azarid 50 MG

  • Keep the Azarid Tablet out of the sight and reach of children and pets.
  • Store below 30°C in the original package.
  • Discard off the expired and unused medicine appropriately.
dosage

Dosage of Azarid 50 MG

Overdose

You may get a sore throat, fever or infection, bleeding and bone marrow suppression as symptoms of overdose of the Azarid Tablet. Seek immediate medical attention if you have taken too much of this me...
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Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed taking any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: When to stop Azarid?

A: You should never stop this medicine before doctors advise. Sudden discontinuation may increase the symptoms your doctor may advise frequent blood tests and follow-up visits. After careful examination, he may gradually stop this medicine.

Q: What is the Azarid Tablet used for?

A: Azarid Tablet is used in the management of organ transplantation. It helps the body to accept a transplanted organ like kidney, liver, heart, lung or pancreas. It is also useful in some autoimmune diseases including severe inflammatory diseases of the skin, liver, arteries and blood disorders.

Q: Is Azarid a steroid?

A: No, Azarid is not a steroid. Azarid contains a medicine called Azathioprine. It is an immunosuppressant (reduce immune strength) and useful in some autoimmune diseases including severe inflammatory diseases of the skin, liver, arteries and blood disorders.
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Last Updated on: 21 May 2022 | 01:07 AM (IST)
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