Azoran Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. It is used with other medicines to prevent your body from rejecting an organ (such as a kidney, heart, or liver) after a transplant. It is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Azoran Tablet works by weakening the body’s immune system, so it does not attack the new organ. The amount of medicine to be taken and how often you need to take it will depend on the type of transplant you have. Follow your doctor’s instructions on this. You should take it along with food. Take the medicine regularly to get the most benefit and keep taking it even if you feel well. If you stop taking it, you may increase the chances of rejecting your transplanted organ.
It has many potential side effects. The most common are loss of appetite, nausea, and increased risk of bleeding. Because it suppresses your immune system, you may catch infections easily. There’s also an increased risk of developing some cancers for this reason. You should ask your doctor about side effects that may need urgent medical attention.
Azoran Tablet can cause birth defects and miscarriages so do not take it if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any signs of infection or if you have any unexpected bruising or bleeding. Your doctor also needs to know what other medicines you are taking as there are many which interact with this medicine and affect the way it works. You will have regular tests to check for any changes in the number of your blood cells.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Warning & Precautions:
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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Azoran Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Azoran Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Azoran Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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It is not known whether Azoran Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Azoran Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azoran Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Employ of Azoran Tablet is not recommended in patients with serious kidney disease.
Azoran Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azoran Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Employ of Azoran Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Q. What is Azoran Tablet prescribed for? How does it work?
Azoran Tablet is an immunosuppressant which means that it acts by suppressing the immune defense system of the body. Your immune defense system helps to protect you against infections. However, sometimes your immune defense system can become overactive and can cause illness. Azoran Tablet is used in combination with other medicines to treat the conditions caused due to this abnormal activity of the immune system. It is used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, like the kidney, heart or liver. It is also used to treat chronic active hepatitis, severe rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and acquired hemolytic anemia. It is also used to treat severe cases of specified skin diseases (pemphigus vulgaris, dermatomyositis, polyarteritis nodosa, pyoderma gangrenosa), especially when corticosteroids cannot be used.
Q. How long does Azoran Tablet take to start working?
It may take about 3 to 12 weeks before you see any benefits. Continue the medication even if you do not notice any benefits. Communicate to your doctor if you face any issues.
Q. What happens if I forget to take Azoran Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Azoran Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, skip the missed dose if it is time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose. inform your doctor if the dose is frequently missed.
Q. How long do I need to take Azoran Tablet?
The duration varies from person to person as it is prescribed depending upon the patient’s medical condition.
Q. Is breastfeeding safe during Azoran Tablet treatment?
No, breastfeeding should be avoided, while on Azoran Tablet, since it may harm the baby and cause serious side effects.
Q. I have just started taking Azoran Tablet. What are the long-term side effects? Is there anything I should be looking out for?
Being an immunosuppressant, Azoran Tablet can increase the chances of severe infections, decrease in blood cell counts, and malignancy. You should inform your doctor immediately if you notice any infection or fever, unexpected bruising or bleeding, black tarry stools or blood in the urine or stools. Let your doctor know if you notice any new skin sore or lump, new marks on skin or any change in the marks which were previously present.
Q. Do I need any special tests while I am on Azoran Tablet?
Azoran Tablet reduces the production of blood cells making you more vulnerable to infections and can sometimes affect the liver. These side effects can be monitored by regular blood tests. Therefore, during the first 8 weeks of the treatment your doctor may recommend weekly blood tests to monitor complete blood counts, including platelet counts. The frequency can later be reduced to monthly or at least once in 3 months time.
Q. Can Azoran Tablet cause cancer?
Azoran Tablet may increase the chance of developing certain cancers like skin cancer, cancer of the lymph system (lymphoma), cancer of soft tissues (sarcomas), and cervical cancer. To prevent the risk of skin cancer, avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your skin or any lumps or masses anywhere on your body.
Q. Can cyclosporine and Azoran Tablet be taken together?
Affirmative, you can take cyclosporine and Azoran Tablet together as they do not interfere with each other’s working. However, you must take the two medicines strictly as per your doctor’s advice.
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