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What is azathioprine?

Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the body's immune response to things it perceives as foreign, such as bacteria, viruses and transplanted organs. Azathioprine is given to people who have received an organ transplant to help prevent rejection of the new organ. It also is used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, doctors may use azathioprine for other conditions not specifically listed in the manufacturer's labeling. It is sold under the brand name Imuran.

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