Imuran Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects with Imuran, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Any signs of an infection, such as fever, sore throat, or chills
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Yellow skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Any unusual moles or other skin lesions, including a sore that does not heal
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Swelling in the neck, underarm, or groin (an early sign of a type of cancer called lymphoma)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Rare Side Effects Seen With Imuran

Rare Imuran side effects occur in only a few people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are because of Imuran or something else.
These side effects include but are not limited to:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Imuran side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Imuran, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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