Azathioprine is used in prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients and rheumatoid arthritis.
Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body’s own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ. It also blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling, and redness associated with certain joint diseases.
SIDE EFFECTS :
- Low blood platelets
- Bone marrow suppression.