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- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Azathioprine (ay-za-thye-oh-preen) is used to treat a variety of disorders caused by an overactive immune system including inflammatory bowel disease, immune mediated anemia, certain types of kidney disease, colitis and skin disease. Azathioprine works by suppressing the immune system.
- Treats wide variety of autoimmune diseases
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
Do not give this medication to breeding or pregnant pets.
For Cats, Azathioprine can severely affect the production of blood cells and is generally not prescribed in this species.
If your veterinarian does decide to use this drug, you should give it exactly as the veterinarian has recommended. Watch your cat closely for signs of infection (eg, fever, low energy level, poor appetite) or bleeding that might occur as a result of treatment with azathioprine.
Use caution in pets with liver disorders or who have current infections. Because azathioprine suppresses the immune system, this drug can affect the bodyʼs ability to fight infections.
Food and Drug Interactions
Other drugs can interact with azathioprine, so be sure to tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what medications (including vitamins, supplements, or herbal therapies)
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects may include bone-marrow suppression and thrombocytopenia, GI upset (vomiting and diarrhea), pancreatitis and hepatotoxicosis also may occur.
Cats specifically, watch for signs of infection which include fever, low energy level, poor appetite or bleeding
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
Store between 59° - 77°F