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US Brand Name Purinethol
Generic Name Mercaptopurine
Other Brand Name 6MP
Packing 100
Manufacturer Zydus Cadila
Form Tablet
Strength 50mg
Country India

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The drug Mercaptopurine is known an anti-cancer treatment. It is widely accessible as a tablet and is orally taken. This drug is to be used by those patients who are diagnosed with a certain type of cancer. Mercaptopurine can also be taken along with other drug to hasten the treatment of a certain cancer.


Mercaptopurine drug is indicated to those patients along with other drugs to treat a certain type of cancer or acute lymphocytic leukemia. As member of the drugs called purine antagonists which works directly by slowing or stopping the growth or spreading of the cancer cells. Also, the drug is known to treat lymphoblastic lymphoma, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Side effects

The side effects of the drug include nausea, vomiting, appetite loss and diarrhea, hair loss, bleeding, easy bruising, muscle joint and swelling, stomach or abdominal pain, dizziness or fainting, dark urine, unusual tiredness, eye or skin yellowing, tongue or mouth sores or pain, pain in the lower back, urine discharge disturbances, chills, fever, persistent throat, itching or skin rashes and breathing difficulty.


Mercaptopurine drug is contraindicated to those patients who are hypersensitive to the drug itself or to any other purine antagonists. They should never use this drug to avoid allergic reactions. Otherwise, if you are taking with several prescriptions, you have to speak with your doctor first to determine if one of those prescriptions will interact with the drug Mercaptopurine.


Place the tablets in a place away from moisture, heat and light. Make sure that the tablets are far from reach of children.


Mercaptopurine drug is in the form of a tablet with the strength of 25 mg. It contains the main active agent which is Mercaptopurine.

Important Precautions

Before taking this drug, you must tell your doctor before about taking other drugs that you are allergic with. Those who have been diagnosed with another medical condition should avoid taking this drug if the doctor hasn't fully determined the patient's condition. Medical conditions such as gout, liver disease, kidney failure, blood disorders such as anemia or low blood cell counts, pancreatitis and radiation treatment should only take the drugs if the benefits possibly outweigh the risks.

Dosage and administration

The dose is taken by mouth, with or without food along with a full glass of water. The usual recommended dose is 1 tablet taken every day, though you can also take more tablet depending on the prescription of the doctor. You must instruct patient to drink a large amount of water in order to avoid kidney stones. The dose depends on the individual's weight, medical condition and the response to the treatment. Be sure that the patient does not take large doses to avoid acquiring adverse reactions of the drug.