On-call scenario 4: Sources

Last updated: Friday, July 15, 2016

Information sources that you might have thought about looking in, include:


A check of these information resources reveals that there is a ready-made azathioprine suspension available to buy, but your Pharmacy has none in stock.
Crushing azathioprine tablets may pose a risk to the mother and the child. The risk to the mother comes from the cytotoxic dust that may be produced when crushing the tablets. The risk to the child from administration in this way arises because the tablet may not be fully dispersed/dissolved; this might mean that he is either under- or over-dosed, both of which could have serious consequences.


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