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6-azathymidine riboside
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Description

Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant drug used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. It works by suppressing the body's immune system, which helps to reduce inflammation and pain. It is also used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients.

Azathioprine can cause serious side effects, including an increased risk of infection, anemia, and liver damage. It can also cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Long-term use of azathioprine can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma and skin cancer.

Associated brand names include Imuran, Azasan, and Azamun.

Synonyms
  • 6-azathymine
  • azathymine
Classifications
  • thymine antagonist

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