Azathioprine & Mercaptopurine

Immune-System 'Adjustment' medicines.

Immune-system 'adjustment' medicines

These are immunosuppressants medicines and you should not increase or decrease these therapies without discussing with your IBD Specialist Team. While on these therapies blood monitoring is normally directed by your General Practicioner but as a guide, we recommend the following if your symptoms are stable:

Azathioprine & Mercaptopurine

Blood tests should be performed at least every 12 weeks to check Liver Function, Full Blood Count, Urea and Electrolytes and Inflammatory Markers. Your GP will have received a copy of the Northern Ireland Shared Care Guidelines.

Please note: Always ensure you are taking your medication as prescribed by your IBD team. DO NOT ADJUST YOUR DOSE