Last Update : 01 April, 2015

  • This drug is used in serious diseases like SLE, Polymyositis, Vasculitis Etc when there is life or organ threatening disease.
  • This drug helps to bring / keep diseases under control by correcting immunological abnormalities. This helps in preventing damage to organs.
  • This drug is available in tablet and injection form.
  • Periodic blood tests are done to monitor blood counts and kidney functions.
  • Full effect of this drug may come after 6 months.

Inform your doctor if you develop following symptoms on this drug.

  • Persistent low grade fever, throat pain, hair loss.
  • Recurrent oral ulcers.
  • Skin Rash.
  • Spontaneous bleeding from gums or blood in urine.
  • Black tar like sticky stool.
  • Severe weakness, Loss of appetite.
  • This drug cannot be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Disclaimer : This patient fact sheet is provided for general education only. Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment of a medical or health condition.

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