Azimune 50mg Tablet

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Azimune 50 MG Description

Azimune Tablet is used in the treatment of organ transplants and a few autoimmune diseases. It contains azathioprine as its active medicine. Azimune Tablet reduces the strength of the immune system. Y...
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ContainsAzathioprine(50.0 Mg)
Side effectsAllergic reactions, diarrhoea, swelling and infection in the pancreas
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Uses of Azimune 50 MG

  • Azimune 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 of Azimune 50 MG

  • If you are allergic to azathioprine or any other ingredients of Azimune 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.

Side effects of Azimune 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

Precautions and Warnings of Azimune 50 MG


Can I take Azimune Tablet during pregnancy?
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 Azimune Tablets.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Azimune Tablet while breastfeeding?
Azimune 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.


Can I drive if I have consumed Azimune Tablet?
Azimune 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.


Can I consume alcohol with Azimune Tablet?
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.

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.

Mode of Action of Azimune 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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Directions for Use of Azimune 50 MG

  • Take the Azimune 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 of Azimune 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Azimune 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.

Storage and disposal of Azimune 50 MG

  • Keep the Azimune 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 of Azimune 50 MG


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


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: When to stop Azimune?

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 Azimune Tablet used for?

A: Azimune 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 Azimune a steroid?

A: No, Azimune is not a steroid. Azimune 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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