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Reported Adverse Drug Reactions in Off–Label Use of Azathioprine in Dermatology:A Review


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1 Post Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, MMDU, Mullana, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, MMDU, Mullana, India
3 Professor, Department of Pharmacology, MMIMSR, MMDU, Mullana, India
     

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The skin is one of the largest organs in the human body. Majority of skin diseases requires lifelong treatments since they are chronic in nature. Thereby, appropriate diagnosis by the physicians and rational prescription of drugs becomes a vital component of drug therapy. ADR monitoring is considered to be mandatory as they become severe and potentially life-threatening. Primarily, in off-label setting, patients are treated with drugs which are not registered for that specific indication. Dermatologists have been at the forefront of the application of azathioprine and have thus been using the immunosuppressant for treating patients over several years.

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Azathioprine, off-label, adverse drug reaction
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Authors

Gunjeet Singh
Post Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, MMDU, Mullana, India
ShashankShekhar Gautam
Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, MMDU, Mullana, India
Anshu Gupta
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, MMIMSR, MMDU, Mullana, India
Pankaj Saini
Post Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, MMDU, Mullana, India

Abstract


The skin is one of the largest organs in the human body. Majority of skin diseases requires lifelong treatments since they are chronic in nature. Thereby, appropriate diagnosis by the physicians and rational prescription of drugs becomes a vital component of drug therapy. ADR monitoring is considered to be mandatory as they become severe and potentially life-threatening. Primarily, in off-label setting, patients are treated with drugs which are not registered for that specific indication. Dermatologists have been at the forefront of the application of azathioprine and have thus been using the immunosuppressant for treating patients over several years.

Keywords


Azathioprine, off-label, adverse drug reaction



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194906