INDICATIONS AND USAGE Azathioprine tablets, USP are indicated as an adjunct for the prevention of rejection in renal homotransplantation. It is also indicated for the management of active rheumatoid arthritis to reduce signs and symptoms. Renal Homotransplantation Azathioprine tablets, USP are indicated as an adjunct for the prevention of rejection in renal homotransplantation. Experience with over 16,000 transplants shows a 5-year patient survival of 35% to 55%, but this is dependent on donor, match for HLA antigens, anti-donor or anti-B-cell alloantigen antibody, and other variables. The effect of azathioprine tablets on these variables has not been tested in controlled trials. Rheumatoid Arthritis Azathioprine tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to reduce signs and symptoms. Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and/or low dose glucocorticoids may be continued during treatment with azathioprine tablets. The combined use of azathioprine tablets with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has not been studied for either added benefit or unexpected adverse effects. The use of azathioprine tablets with these agents cannot be recommended.
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.
AZATHIOPRINE Tablets USP, 50 mg are yellow, round, flat, beveled edge tablets with bisect on one side; one side of the bisect is debossed with logo of "ZC" and other side is debossed with "59" and other side is plain and are supplied as follows: NDC 68382-003-01 in bottles of 100 tablets NDC 68382-003-05 in bottles of 500 tablets STORAGE Store at 20Â°C to 25Â° C (68Â°F to 77Â° F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature] in a dry place and protect from light. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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