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People who have acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may benefit from thioguanine. By disrupting the ability of cancer cells to grow and divide, the medication can help relieve cancer symptoms and slow down the progression of the cancer. It comes as a tablet that is taken once or twice daily. Side effects may include low levels of white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells.
- Low white blood cells, which could increase the risk for infections
- Low platelets, which could cause bleeding
- Low red blood cells, which could lead to anemia.