azathioprine

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an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ

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Azothioprine suppresses T-lymphocyte proliferation through inhibition of the biosynthesis of purines, essential substrates for RNA and DNA synthesis (8).
The specialist looking after you may consider other options such as azothioprine and methotrexate.
After the exclusion of other diseases which cause granuloma formation, the patient was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, and azothioprine 100 mg/day and prednisolone 16 mg every 48 hours was prescribed.
We cannot exclude the alternative possibility that CsA concentrations are covariant with some other therapeutic intervention, because most subjects receive multiple immunosuppressants, such as prednisone or azothioprine, which could also affect Hcy metabolism.
Azothioprine may be of use in patients unable to tolerate prednisone.