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People who have a type of cancer called acute lymphatic leukemia may benefit from mercaptopurine. This chemotherapy drug comes as a tablet that is taken once daily. The dosage will depend on your weight, how you respond to the drug, and other factors. Most people who take this medicine will develop some type of side effect, such as low blood cell counts.
- Low white blood cell counts
- Low red blood cell counts (anemia)
- Low platelet counts.