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Mercaptopurin

Were you looking for information about Mercaptopurine? Mercaptopurin is a common misspelling of mercaptopurine.
 
Mercaptopurine (Purinethol®) is a drug licensed for the treatment of acute lymphatic leukemia in adults and children. It is available by prescription only and comes as a tablet that is taken once daily.
 
Prior to starting treatment with this chemotherapy drug, your healthcare provider will want to know if you have kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or other medical conditions. Potential side effects of mercaptopurine include low levels of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
 
(Click Mercaptopurine for an in-depth look at this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, how it is taken, and safety precautions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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