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08-04-2017, 09:34 PM   #1
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When to take azatioprin after food?

The advice on the paper in the pill package tells that this medicine should be taken at least 3 hour after food or milk. But what about other liquid drinks such as bone broths, amino acids or hemp juice? Would the effect be the same?
08-05-2017, 04:00 AM   #2
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I don't remember having to wait any amount of time after eating with azathioprine. If I remember right, I took it with my meal and didn't have problems. If you're worried, I would ask your doctor or pharmacy to be sure...
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08-05-2017, 05:14 AM   #3
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Mine say to take with a meal. Are you mixing up your leaflets? Sounds a lot like the advice for iron tablets.
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08-05-2017, 05:25 AM   #4
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I think it's because it reduces the chance of nausea/upset stomach etc if taken with food.
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08-05-2017, 08:19 AM   #5
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On this page, you can read it.

http://www.medicines.ie/medicine/985...+25mg+and+50mg
08-08-2017, 12:48 PM   #6
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I double checked mine and it did say with food. Read this one:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/29120

When I've forgotten and taken them later in the evening then I do get some nausea. So I think Sophabulous is right and is about reducing the side effects rather that the effectiveness.
08-09-2017, 11:19 AM   #7
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For my first few weeks, i took them within 30mins to a hour after eating my dinner. And had horrendous nausia. So i changed to as soon as my last bite of dinner is done, i take my 3 aza pills. And i have not had nausia since! Apart from one evening out where i forgot my pills and took them 35mins later, and sure enough i got nausia for weeks!
08-09-2017, 04:46 PM   #8
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I'm sure that's what I was told when I started them. I have noticed if I take them on an empty stomach it definitely upsets me. I eat really weirdly and different times/quantities every day according to how I'm feeling so it gets a little annoying on a bad day when I haven't been able to eat anything knowing that will make me worse. Such is life I guess *shrug*
08-10-2017, 07:28 AM   #9
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I donīt understand why the producer of Imuran have an opposite advice for the same medicine.
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