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Patient's Guide to Heart Transplant Surgery

Imuran (Azathioprine)

Usually between 25 mg to 150 mg per day. This dose is based on your white blood cell (immune cells) count and required frequent blood tests.

An immunosuppressive drug that works by killing T-lymphocytes (immune cells) in the blood. T-lymphocytes detect and attack your transplanted organ.

Side Effects
Causes lowering of the entire white blood cell (immune cell) – this puts you at risk for developing infections; hand tremors.



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