A healthcare provider may recommend chemotherapy treatment with thioguanine (Tabloid®) for adults and children who have acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, more commonly called acute myeloid leukemia or acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
The active ingredient in the medication is thioguanine. Healthcare providers may also refer to it as 6-thioguanine, or simply TG.
Thioguanine is available in the form of tablets and is usually taken once or twice daily.
(Click Thioguanine for a closer look at using these tablets for chemotherapy treatment, including details on how the medication works and a list of possible side effects.)