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Posted by: Ang | 2009-11-02

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Why are Salazopyrin and Azapress considered chemo drugs?
What exactly do they do?
we where under the impression that Salazopyrin is an anti-inflammatory, and Azapress an immunosuppressant, however I was recently told that Salazopyrin is also an immunosuppressant?

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Hallo Ang
Salazopyrine is anti-inflammatory but it also suppresses white blood cells and in this it is probably possible to regard it as an immunosuppressant (but not really a anti neoplastic/chemo drug). Azapress is an antipurine immunosuppressant and antineoplastic agent.Both of these drugs supress abnormal immune reactions caused by auto immune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis, chron's disease and ulcerative colitis)
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009-11-02

Hallo Ang
Salazopyrine is anti-inflammatory but it also suppresses white blood cells and in this it is probably possible to regard it as an immunosuppressant (but not really a anti neoplastic/chemo drug). Azapress is an antipurine immunosuppressant and antineoplastic agent.Both of these drugs supress abnormal immune reactions caused by auto immune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis, chron's disease and ulcerative colitis)
Dr Bets

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