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What tips should I keep in mind while taking Imuran?

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When taking Imuran, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Some mild nausea often occurs when you start taking Imuran. This discomfort is expected and will go away as your body gets used to the medication. If you have extreme nausea with vomiting, contact your doctor.
  • While you're taking this medication, you may be asked to have regular blood tests (such as blood cell counts and liver function tests) to evaluate the medication's effectiveness and to monitor your response to the drug.
  • Keep all appointments with your doctor and the lab. Your doctor may reduce or even stop Imuran when you are being treated for certain infections. This allows your body to effectively fight back.
  • Be sure that you always have enough medication on hand. Check your supply before holidays or other occasions when you may be unable to fill your prescription.
  • Do not have any vaccinations without your doctor's approval.
  • Take precautions to avoid infection while taking this drug. Avoid anyone who may have an infection and report any signs of infection to your doctor.

From: Multiple Sclerosis and Imuran Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2017

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017
Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017

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