Description and Brand Names. Drug information provided by: Micromedex. US Brand Name. Purinethol; Purixan; Descriptions. Mercaptopurine (6-MP) belongs to the group of medicines known as antimetabolites. It is used in combination with other medicines as maintenance treatment of acute lymphatic leukemia.
Severe interactions of azathioprine include: febuxostat; Azathioprine has serious/ interactions with at least 67 different drugs. Azathioprine has moderate interactions with at least 42different drugs. Mild interactions of azathioprine include: sulfamethoxazole; This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects.
Not recommended for individuals with pre-existing liver disease. Known to cause birth defects. It is recommended for patients to stop methotrexate at least three months prior to planned conception. Reduces the absorption of folic acid. Fibrosis and lung inflammation are also rare side effects.
Tacrolimus is used for the short-term relief of eczema symptoms, and as intermittent treatment in the long-term management of eczema. The ointment should be applied at the first signs of a flare-up of eczema (redness and itching of the skin), as this can help prevent progression to more severe flare-ups.