Clermont Animal Hospital
211 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL, 34711
Phone: (352) 394-5444
Website: www.clermontanimalhospital.com

Azathioprine

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Azathioprine is used to suppress the immune system. It is used to treat diseases and disorders caused by an overactive immune system. Examples of conditions the medication may be used for include immune mediated skin disease, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, polyarthritis, polymyositis, eosinophilic enteritis, myasthenia gravis, atrophic gastritis, ulcerative colitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ocular histiocytoma, and chronic active hepatitis. When taking this medication, your pet may become more susceptible to infections. If possible, keep your pet away from stray animals or animals that may have an infection.

 

How do I give this medication?azathioprine-1

"Wear gloves while handling this medication and wash your hands afterwards."

 

What do I do if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

 

How do I store this medicine?

 

What are some potential side effects?

 

Are there any possible drug interactions?

 

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