How Azathioprine works
Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body’s own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ. It also blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling, and redness associated with certain joint diseases.
Common side effects of Azathioprine
Decreased white blood cell count, Nausea, Infection, Loss of appetite, Increased bleeding tendency.