azathioprine

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azathioprine:

see metabolitemetabolite,
organic compound that is a starting material in, an intermediate in, or an end product of metabolism. Starting materials are substances, usually small and of simple structure, absorbed by the organism as food. These include the vitamins and essential amino acids.
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in For the remaining patients, corticosteroids alone are the first choice (10-20 mg a day), but if corticosteroidsparing agents are necessary, then methotrexate or azothioprine are the best choices.
Azothioprine suppresses T-lymphocyte proliferation through inhibition of the biosynthesis of purines, essential substrates for RNA and DNA synthesis (8).
The specialist looking after you may consider other options such as azothioprine and methotrexate.