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Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive purine antimetabolite. The mechanism of action of azathioprine is as a nucleic acid synthesis inhibitor. It has shown promise in treatment of alopecia areata (autoimmune hair loss), with no difference in effectiveness between genders.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H350-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.