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Brand name: Imuran

Imuran is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) azathioprine. On this page you will find out more about Imuran, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: azathioprine

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Imuran 50 mg powder for injection, 1 vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 11 FEBRUARY 2005: IMURAN is used as an immunosuppressant antimetabolite either alone, or more commonly, in combination with other agents (usually corticosteroids) and procedures which influence the immune response. Therapeutic effect may be evident only after weeks or months and can include a steroid-sparing effect, thereby reducing the toxicity associated with high dosage and prolonged usage of corticosteroids. IMURAN, in combination with corticosteroids and/or other immunosuppressive agents and procedures, is indicated in the management of patients receiving organ transplants. IMURAN, either alone or more usually in combination with corticosteroids and/or other procedures, has been used with clinical benefit which may include reduction of dosage or discontinuation of corticosteroids, in a proportion of patients suffering form the following: severe rheumatoid arthritis; systemic lupus erythematosus; dermatomyositis/polymyositis; autoimmune chronic active hepatitis; pemphigus vulgaris; polyarteritis nodosa; autoimmune haemolytic anaemia; chronic refractory ideopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A yellow to amber freeze dried powder.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 vial X 50mg: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in a Dry Place
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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