A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Imuran 50mg is to be taken orally, and it is usually taken once or twice a day. Do not take this medication without food as it may lead to you having an upset stomach.
The dosage of this medication depends on your medical conditions, weight, and how you respond to the treatment. Keep in mind that you should not use Imuran 50mg for more than the prescribed time and dose.
Make sure to use this medication regularly and at the same time as prescribed by your doctor.
If you are using Azathioprine 50mg for the treatment of arthritis, then it may take up to 2 months before your symptoms get better so let your doctor know immediately if your condition does not get better after 3 months of treatment.
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Let your doctor about the medical conditions in your family before using Imuran 50mg.
Also, let your physician know about the medical treatments and medicines you are using.
Since this drug is absorbed through the skin and lungs, it may harm an unborn baby so women who are pregnant must not use this medication.
Azathioprine may increase the risk of developing cancer such as skin or lymphoma, so keep all medical and lab appointments and notify your doctor if you experience any unusual skin changes.
Some common side effects that you may experience while using Imuran 50mg are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and joint or muscle pain.
People using this drug may undergo some serious side effects however if your doctor has prescribed this medication to you then it must have more benefits than risks. Get medical help right away if you experience symptoms of liver disease such as dark urine and yellowing of eyes and skin.