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Azathioprine is prescribed for severely active rheumatoid arthritis and to prevent rejection of the transplant in patients who have received kidney transplants.
Azathioprine is also recommended alone or in combination with other medications to treat dermatomyositis, active hepatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and vasculitis or polyarteritis nodosa.
In case of organ transplant, do not stop taking azathioprine suddenly, as it provides benefits only as long as it continues. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis should take azathioprine for at least 12 weeks to obtain maximum benefit.
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