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What If I Overdose on Mercaptopurine?

An overdose with this medication may cause several potentially dangerous symptoms. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much mercaptopurine.
(Click Purinethol Overdose for more information.)

Storage Information

Mercaptopurine should be stored at room temperature and in a dry place. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

What If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your mercaptopurine dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal schedule. Do not take two doses on the same day to make up for a skipped dose.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Purinethol).

Who Makes Mercaptopurine?

Brand-name mercaptopurine (sold under the name Purinethol) is made by DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for Teva Biologics and Specialty Products. The generic versions of the drug are made by various companies.

Available Strengths

Mercaptopurine tablets are available in one strength: Mercaptopurine 50 mg.
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