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How to take azathioprine?

Hi all was wondering if anyone takes azathioprine? If so, do you always take this with food? Or can you take it without/on an empty stomach?

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Hi, I'm not on it but this link says with or after food.

versusarthritis.org/about-a...

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I normally take it about 1 hour after eating.

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Yes I do for last 3 months and yes with food. I take with lunch TASTES VILE So drink water and no side effects.

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I generally used to take mine after my evening meal. After 4 to 6 weeks the side effects went. It was a good drug for me until I had to come off as it was making me anemic. I'm now on mmf.

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I was on it for 31 years, always after breakfast. Was a great drug for me. X

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I’ve been taking it for 4 years. I always take it in the evening after my last meal of the day. I’ve had no side effects that I’m aware of. I was put on it because my liver enzymes were elevated for years with no explanation. They are normal now as long as I stay on azathioprine.

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I have found that it is best for me to take it with food. If I forget and take it without food, the nausea is worse.

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I take an half of tablet before going to bed daily. I haven't had any issues or side effects. I take most of my meds at night it seems to keep me from being nauseous or drowsy during the day.

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