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Drug What do before giving azathioprine

Before commencing azathioprine therapy, which of the following should be measured?


A Renal function
B Liver function
C 6 mercaptopurine
D Full blood count
E Thiopurine S methyltransferase
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D•Full blood count

Bone marrow suppression is the SE.
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D•Full blood count

BM suppress
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There can be genetic polymorphisms of TPMT which leads to risk of excessive drug toxicity and thus it should be measured before commencing treatment.
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