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Azathioprinum – the medicine having powerful immunodepressive and cytostatic effect.

Form of release and structure

Azathioprinum is issued in the form of coated tablets a dosage of 0,05 g.

Indications to use

Drug suppresses reactions of a tissue incompatibility and the slowed-down hypersensitivity.

Azathioprinum is applied at the following diseases:

  • Idiopathic Werlhof's disease;
  • Myasthenia;
  • Pseudorheumatism;
  • Dermatomyositis;
  • Disease Krone;
  • Psoriasis;
  • Autoimmune glomerulonephritis;
  • Vulgar pemphigus;
  • Nonspecific ulcer colitis;
  • Nodular periarteritis;
  • Chronic hepatitis in an active stage;
  • System lupus erythematosus;
  • Gangrenous pyoderma.

According to the instruction, Azathioprinum is appointed also for prevention of reaction of rejection at organ transplantation.


Use of Azathioprinum has the following contraindications:

  • Hypersensitivity to drug components;
  • Liver failure;
  • Oppression of a hemogenesis (aplastic and hypoplastic anemia, lymphopenia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia);
  • Pregnancy;
  • Breastfeeding;
  • Children's age.

Route of administration and dosage

The mode of dosing and duration of a course of treatment drug is defined by the attending physician individually and depends on the general condition of the patient and a clinical picture of a course of a disease.

In transplantology for rejection reaction prevention Azathioprinum is appointed in a complex with cyclosporine and corticosteroids according to the following scheme: 4 mg/kg in 2-3 receptions one week prior to operation and for 1-2 months after it, further a dosage decrease to 2-3 mg/kg a day. If there are graft rejection signs, the daily dose of drug is raised to 4 mg/kg.

At other diseases drug is appointed on 1,5-2,0 mg/kg in 3-4 receptions.

Azathioprinum is quickly soaked up from a stomach and intestines, the greatest concentration in a blood plasma is observed in 1-2 hours after reception.

Side effects

According to the instruction, Azathioprinum can cause the following by-effects:

  • Allergic reactions: arthralgia, mialgiya, skin rash, medicinal fever;
  • From a digestive tract: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, disturbance of functions of a liver;
  • At patients is after organ transplantation: cankers of a stomach and duodenum, pancreatitis, intestinal bleeding, perforation and intestines necrosis;

Other by-effects: pan-uveitis, development of consecutive infections, acute renal failure, meningeal reactions, alopecia, intersticial pneumonitis.

Special instructions

The first 2 months of use of Azathioprinum it is necessary to control indicators of peripheral blood (every week), and also to monitor functions of a liver, regularly carrying out hepatic tests.

Drug withdrawal should be carried out gradually.


The following medicines belong to analogs of Azathioprinum: Alpha-fetoprotein, Alfetin, Profetal Liofilizat, Revlimid, Stemokin. Other active agents are a part of these drugs, however they make similar impact on an organism.

Conditions and periods of storage

Drug should be stored in the dry, protected from light place. The period of validity of Azathioprinum makes 5 years of date of production.

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Azathioprinum of a tablet 0,05mg 50 of piece

250 rub.

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Azathioprinum тбл 50 mg No. 50, Moskhimfarmpreparata of Semashko

256 rub.

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