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Azathioprine

In the US, Azathioprine (azathioprine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants and is used to treat Atopic Dermatitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Behcet's Disease, Biliary Cirrhosis, Bullous Pemphigoid, Chronic Active Hepatitis, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy, Cogan's Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Crohn's Disease - Acute, Crohn's Disease - Maintenance, Dermatomyositis, Eczema, Glomerulonephritis, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Myopathy, Nephrotic Syndrome, Neurosarcoidosis, Organ Transplant - Rejection Prophylaxis, Pemphigoid, Pemphigus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Renal Transplant, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Takayasu's Arteritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Uveitis and Wegener's Granulomatosis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

L04AX01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000446-86-6

Chemical Formula

C9-H7-N7-O2-S

Molecular Weight

277

Therapeutic Categories

Immunosuppressant

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, DMARD

Purine antagonist

Chemical Name

6-(1-metyl-4-nitroimidazol-5-yltio)purine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Azathioprinum (Latin)
  • Azathioprin (German)
  • Azathioprine (French)
  • Azatioprina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Azathioprine (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN, JAN)
  • Azatioprina (OS: DCIT)
  • BW 57-322 (IS)
  • NSC-39084 (IS)
  • UNII-MRK240IY2L (IS)
  • Azathioprin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Azathioprine (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Azathioprinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • UNII-AM94R510MS (IS)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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