Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive Antimetabolites are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Immunosuppressive Antimetabolites

Immunosuppressive antimetabolites are used in patients with ITP to reduce production of abnormal autoantibodies.

Azathioprine (Imuran)

May be effective in some patients with ITP whose conditions do not or no longer have response to corticosteroids, IV RhIG, or IVIG. May be used with prednisone to reduce dose of prednisone or as another PO medication to delay splenectomy.


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