Azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine for IBD

  • Category:
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) > Crohn's Disease > Drugs
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) > Ulcerative Colitis > Drugs
    • Nursing > Medication Information
    • Protocols > Initiation of Thiopurines
  • Category:
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) > Crohn's Disease > Drugs
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) > Ulcerative Colitis > Drugs
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) > Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Care Pathways > Patient Information
  • Tags:
    • azathioprine
    • 6-mercaptopurine
    • treatment
    • drug
    • 6-MP
    • imuran
  • Description: Patient information on Azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine, includes a comparison between the two in terms of when each should be used, the differing side-effects, and the risks involved.
  • Source: IBD Clinic: University of Alberta IBD Group: University of Calgary Alberta Health Services