Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Azathioprine

Introduction

Name

  • Azathioprine.

Class of drug

  • Immunosuppressive agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • 6-[(1-methyl-4-nitro-1H-imidazol-5-yl)thio]-1H-purine.

Molecular formula

  • C9H7N7O2S.
  • Derived from 6-mercaptopurine.

Uses

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Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



ACE-inhibitors
  • May cause additional bone marrow suppression (severe leukopenia).

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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