- Glucosamine Sulphate
- Mefenamic Acid–Dicyclomine
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Imuran* used for?
Generic for Imuran* (Azathioprine) is an immunosuppressant used to prevent rejection of a kidney transplant. Azathioprine works by lowering the body's immune system, which helps your body to accept the new kidney. This medicine is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Imuran*?
The dosage of Imuran* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Imuran* with food to reduce stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Imuran*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Imuran* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Imuran*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Imuran*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Imuran*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Imuran*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Imuran* can interact with blood thinners and ACE inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What drug(s) may interact with Imuran*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Imuran*.
What are the side effects of Generic for Imuran*?
Like other medicines, Imuran* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Imuran* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Imuran* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Imuran* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Imuran* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Imuran*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Imuran*?
Is it possible for me to take Imuran* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Imuran*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Imuran*?
How will Imuran* work in my body?
How should Imuran* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Imuran* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Imuran* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.