Azathioprine is used in the case of organ transplant rejection by the body and rheumatoid arthritis.
How it Works
Azathioprine is known as an immunosuppressant, Azathioprine works to suppress the immune, or defence, system. Azathioprine is used to help prevent rejection following organ transplant operations and Azathioprine is also used to treat a variety of long-term (chronic) inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Crohn's disease.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Azathioprine can include the symptoms below;
Decreased white blood cell count,
Reduced blood platelets.