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Azamun is an immunosuppressant, which means it is a medicament whose purpose is to weaken the immune system. It is the generic name for a medicament that also goes under the brand names Imuran, and Azasan, and is available in tablet form, as an injection, or intravenously. Azamun is given to patients who are anticipating an organ transplant or who have already been given a new organ, in order to help prevent rejection by the immune system. It is also given to reduce the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, which is a disorder in which the immune system attacks the joints and causes severe pain. In some cases, Azamun is used to treat ulcerative colitis, which is a chronic condition that causes pain and diarrhoea in the intestines. Other inflammatory conditions that can be treated by Azamun are systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myositisis, inflammatory bowel disease, and vasculitis. It generally takes six to eight weeks for your condition to improve, though it sometimes takes up to twelve weeks.

Azamun can have several different side effects. Most importantly, it can cause a decrease in the number of blood cells in your bone marrow. You should call your doctor if you have any unusual bleeding or bruising, fatigue, cephalalgia, confusion or dizziness, increased heart rate, weakness, difficulty breathing, acute pharyngitis, pyrexia, chills, or any signs of infection. It could also increase your risk of developing some cancers, such as skin cancer and lymphoma. You should let your doctor know if you have ever taken any cancer medicaments or if you find suspicious lumps or masses on your body.

In addition to the rare but serious side effects above, Azamun can cause an upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhoea, muscle soreness, blurred vision, mouth sores, coughing, lack of energy or appetite, flu-like symptoms, rash, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. You should contact your doctor if these effects are severe or do not go away. During the course of your treatment with Azamun, you should be receiving regular blood tests in order to ensure that these effects are not inhibiting your treatment. Some people are not able to take Azamun, or may require a lower dose or special monitoring if they do take it.

Studies about the effects of Azamun offer contradicting conclusions with respects to the safety of this medicament for pregnant women. Early studies seemed to indicate that Azamun would not cause any deformities or problems for a developing fetus, and that there was very little risk for pregnant women or their babies. Recent studies, however, seem to suggest that fetal harm can result from taking Azamun, though no conclusions have been reached as to how much harm or what doses put a fetus in danger. Because of the uncertainty surrounding this subject, you should exercise extreme caution if you are pregnant and considering treatment with Azamun. You also should not breastfeed while taking this medicament, since it is considered a cytotoxic medicament and can be harmful to nursing babies.

Azamun has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of azamun


• Molecular formula of azamun is C9H7N7O2S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 6-(3-methyl-5-nitro-imidazol-4-yl)sulfanyl-7H-purine
• Molecular weight is 277.264 g/mol
Azamun available : 50mg tablets

Generic name: Azathioprine

Brand name(s): Azanin, Azasan, Azathioprin, Azatioprin, Azothioprine, Ccucol, Imuran, Imurek, Imurel, Muran, Rorasul

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