Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Oral Lichen Planus?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Jaisri R Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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These agents are used for painful, erythematous, or erosive oral lichen planus that is recalcitrant to topical corticosteroids.

Azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan)

Azathioprine antagonizes purine metabolism. It inhibits the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Azathioprine may decrease the proliferation of immune cells, resulting in lower autoimmune activity.

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