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Mercaptopurine for Ulcerative Colitis

Adults and children who have a type of cancer called acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) may benefit from chemotherapy treatment with mercaptopurine (Purinethol®). This drug belongs to a group of medicines called purine analogs, and works by disrupting the replication process of cancer cells.
On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend mercaptopurine to treat ulcerative colitis or certain other medical conditions. However, these are not approved uses for the drug and are referred to as "off-label" uses.
(For more information on the approved and unapproved uses of this drug, click What Is Mercaptopurine Used For?.)
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