Imuran Uses

How Does Imuran Work?

It is not known exactly how Imuran works to prevent kidney transplant rejection or to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The medication acts in a way similar to certain types of chemotherapy medications, killing cells by damaging DNA. Also, much like chemotherapy medications, Imuran suppresses the immune system (it is thought that the drug works mostly by suppressing the immune system). As mentioned, the immune system is responsible for rejecting transplanted organs, and an overactive immune system plays an important role in rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Imuran Uses in Children

This medication has not been approved for use in children. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Imuran in children.
 

Is Imuran Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Imuran for something other than the conditions it was approved to treat. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label uses for Imuran include treating:
 
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