The antimetabolite, Imuran
, was used and was similar to mercaptopurine, a drug with which some nurses might be familiar, then used to treat leukemia.
* Immunomodulators: Methotrexate (Rheumatrex), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral), azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran
), tacrolimus (Prograf)
Along with these, anti CD20 antibody, rituximab, Sandimmune, Danocrine, Imuran
, Cytoxan, vincristine and other drugs are used as immune thrombocytopenia treatment.
Five weeks after the last cyclophosphamide pulse (cumulative dose 9 g), maintenance therapy was initiated with oral AZA (Imuran
; Aspen Pharma Trading, Dublin, Ireland) 50 mg/day
'These brands include Zantac tablets and injection, Risperdal tablets, Concord tablets, Cefspan capsules and suspension, Fortum injections, Ciproxin tablets and infusion, Canesten-V tablets and cream, Caflam tablets, Zovirax injection, tablets and cream, Amikin injection, Imuran
tablets, Neupogen injections, Prozac syrup, Engirex B injection, Cravit tablets, Singulair tablets and sachets, Cell Cept tablets, Losec infusion, Tamiflu capsules, Taxol injection, Eprex injection.
Drugs used include steroids, imuran
, hydroxychloroquine, and chemotherapeutic agents such as cytoxan and methotrexate.
After treatment with azathioprine (100 mg/day, Imuran
; Glaxosmithkline) and gradually tapered prednisolone (initial dose: 40 mg, Deltacortil; Pfizer), the patient improved clinically, and the symptoms, including weakness, abdominal pain, and arthralgia were all resolved.
* Immunomodulators, such as azathioprine (Imuran
, Azasan) or 6-mercaptopurine (Purinethol, Purixan)
The patient has a history of immune hepatitis which had been stable for years, treated with Imuran
. Her surveillance liver function tests have been within normal limits for a while and she did not need adjustments of her medications.
The Immune suppression of our experimental rabbits has been created by an admission of daily doses (20 mg/kg) of imuran
solution for 15 days.
An alternative immunosuppressant is an azathioprine (Imuran