Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant. It reduces your body's immune system and as a result it reduces the inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract. It takes about 12-16 weeks to start working, so you may need to take an additional medication to control your symptoms until it begins to have an effect.

IBD University’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the access and use of IBD University website.  NASPGHAN ("North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition") sponsors the IBD University website, which is a private online community, and all site-related services, and any successor sites thereof (collectively, the “Site” or “IBD University”) to teenagers and other users (“users”). 


We collect some information about users which is not personally identifiable to such users and which helps us improve the design and content of the Site and make the Site more interesting and useful to users. For example, we collect information on the number and frequency of users and visits to particular areas on the Site and the number and frequency of users who participate in an activity.  We only use such information in the aggregate and do not combine this non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information described below.


We, sometimes with the help of a third party, use the non-personally identifiable information that it collects in the aggregate (e.g., 44% of the users are male) to improve the design and content of IBD University and to enable us to enhance the IBD University experience.  We may also use this information in the aggregate to analyze IBD University usage.   Any such third party does not retain, share, store or use this information for any other purpose. 

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