Azathioprine

(Azapress®, Imuran®, Azathioprine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - unlicensed
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
Yes
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Azathioprine
Usual formulation brand names
Azapress®, Imuran®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
50mg
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special
Are specials or imports available?
Special
Liquid strengths
50mg/5mL (special)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with specials manufacturer.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
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