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Thioguanine Drug Information

Thioguanine (Tabloid®) is a prescription medicine used to treat acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, more commonly called acute myeloid leukemia or acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). It comes as a tablet and is taken once or twice daily. Most people who receive chemotherapy treatment with this medication will develop some type of side effect, such as infections, bleeding, or anemia.
 
Because not everyone can safely use this medication, it's important to fully understand the safety information on this product before starting treatment with thioguanine; this includes things like possible drug interactions and side effects. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions, such as:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease
  • Thiopurine-S-methyltransferase (TPMT) deficiency or a defect in the TPMT gene.
 
(Click Thioguanine for more information on this drug, including how it works, whether it is available as a generic, and factors affecting your dose.)
 
 

Thioguanine Drug Information

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