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Azathioprine (Imuran®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Azathioprine is a medication that suppresses the immune system. It is often used in combination with other drugs to treat autoimmune diseases. It may take up to 6 weeks to see an effect. It usually needs to be given long term. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences lack of appetite, vomiting, bleeding, bruising, signs of infection, jaundice (e.g., yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes), pale gums, or weakness while being treated with azathioprine.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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